CN107709020A - Liquid cartridge, liquid consuming apparatus, method of inserting liquid cartridge into cartridge mounting portion of liquid consuming apparatus, and use of liquid cartridge - Google Patents

Liquid cartridge, liquid consuming apparatus, method of inserting liquid cartridge into cartridge mounting portion of liquid consuming apparatus, and use of liquid cartridge Download PDF

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CN107709020A
CN107709020A CN201580081474.6A CN201580081474A CN107709020A CN 107709020 A CN107709020 A CN 107709020A CN 201580081474 A CN201580081474 A CN 201580081474A CN 107709020 A CN107709020 A CN 107709020A
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Abstract

A liquid cartridge is configured to be inserted into a liquid consuming apparatus in a first direction along a horizontal direction against an urging force directed in a second direction opposite thefirst direction, and thereby to be mounted to the liquid consuming apparatus. The liquid cartridge includes a lock surface and an operation portion. The liquid cartridge is configured to pivot betweena first attitude and a second attitude. When the liquid cartridge is in the first attitude, the lock surface contacts a lock portion of the liquid consuming apparatus in the second direction, and theoperation surface faces an upward direction and the second direction. When the liquid cartridge is in the second attitude, the lock surface is positioned further in a downward direction than the lockportion.

Description

}俊体品、准体消耗设备、将液体盒插入到液体消耗设备的盒安装部中的方法和液体盒的使用m } Jun body, quasi body consuming device, the liquid cartridge is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion m using a liquid consuming apparatus and method of the liquid cartridge

技术领域 FIELD

[0001]本发明涉及液体盒、液体消耗设备、将该液体盒插入到液体消耗设备的盒安装部中的方法和该液体盒的使用。 [0001] The present invention relates to a liquid cartridge, the liquid consuming apparatus, the method using the liquid cartridge is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion of a liquid consuming apparatus and the liquid cartridge.

背景技术 Background technique

[0002]已知的喷墨记录设备被构造成通过从喷嘴将存储在墨盒中的墨喷射到介质上而在介质上记录图像。 [0002] The known inkjet recording apparatus is configured to be recorded by the nozzles in the ink cartridge to the ink storage medium is sprayed onto the image on the medium. 当墨被用尽时,墨盒被更换。 When the ink is depleted, the ink cartridge is replaced. ' ' ''

[0003]如在美国专利号5,949,459中描述的一种已知的设备具有容器接收站,容器接收站被构造成接收墨容器,并且容器接收站具有闩锁特征。 [0003] A known apparatus as described in U.S. Patent No. 5,949,459 having container receiving station, the receiving station is configured to receive the container of the ink container, the container and the receiving station having a latching feature. 墨容器具有对应的闩锁特征。 An ink container having a corresponding latch feature. 当墨容器被插入到容器接收站中时,墨容器的闩锁特征接合容器接收部的对应的闩锁特征,并且由此墨容器抵抗弹簧的推压力地被锁定在容器接收站中。 When the container is inserted into the ink container receiving station latch features corresponding to the container receiving portion of the latch engagement feature of the ink container, and thereby the ink container against the urging force of the spring being locked in the container receiving station.

发明内容 SUMMARY

[0004]在已知设备中,当墨容器被从容器接收站移除时,墨容器需要从其中墨容器的闩锁特征接合容器接收部的对应的闩锁特征的姿态枢转到其中墨容器的闩锁特征不接合容器接收部的对应的闩锁特征的姿态,使得墨容器被弹簧的推压力朝向容器接收站的外部移动。 Pivot posture [0004] In the known apparatus, the receiving station when the ink container is removed from the container, wherein the ink container latch feature required from the ink container latch feature corresponding container receiving portion to engage the ink container wherein characterized in posture not engaged latch latching feature corresponding to the container receiving portion of the ink tank such that the urging force of the spring to be moved toward the outside of the container receiving station. 因此,理想的是墨容器能够平滑地枢转。 Accordingly, it is desirable that the ink container can be smoothly pivoted.

[0005]因此,已经出现对于克服相关技术的这些和其它缺点的液体盒的需要。 [0005] Thus, these and other shortcomings of the liquid cartridge to overcome the need for the related art has occurred. 本发明的技术优点是,液体盒可以平滑地枢转并且容易被释放。 A technical advantage of the present invention, the liquid cartridge may be pivoted smoothly and easily released.

[0006]根据本发明的一种形态,液体盒被构造成抵抗指向与沿着水平方向的第一方向相反的第二方向的推压力而在第一方向上插入到液体消耗设备中,并且由此被安装到液体消耗设备。 [0006] According to one aspect of the present invention, the liquid cartridge is configured to be directed against the urging force along a first horizontal direction and a second direction opposite to the insertion into the liquid consuming apparatus in a first direction, and by the this is mounted to the liquid consuming apparatus. 该液体盒包括:液体腔室,液体腔室被构造成在其中存储液体;前面,当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时,前面面向第一方向;液体供应部,液体供应部位于前面处;上面,当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时,上面面向向上方向;锁定表面,锁定表面位于上面处, 并且锁定表面被构造成在第二方向上接触液体消耗设备的锁定部;和操作表面,操作表面位于上面处,并且操作表面比锁定表面在第二方向上定位得远,其中该液体盒被构造成当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时在第一姿态和第二姿态之间枢转,其中当液体盒在第一姿态中时,锁定表面在第二方向上接触锁定部,并且操作表面面向向上方向和第二方向,其中当液体盒在第二姿态中时,锁定表面比锁定部在向下方向上定位得远。 The liquid cartridge comprising: a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber is configured to store the liquid therein; front, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the front face facing a first direction; a liquid supply portion liquid supply portion positioned at the front ; above, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the upper face in the upward direction; locking surface, the locking surface is located at the top, and the locking surface of the locking portion is configured to contact with the liquid consuming apparatus in the second direction; and an operation surface, is located above the operating surface, the operating surface and the locking surface is positioned farther than in a second direction, wherein the liquid cartridge when the liquid cartridge is configured to be inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus when the first posture and the second posture between pivot, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the locking portion locks the contact surface in the second direction, and the operating surface facing an upward direction and a second direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge in the second posture, the locking surface the locking portion is positioned farther than in the downward direction.

[0007]利用这种构造,当用户操作操作表面以从第一姿态释放液体盒时,用户的力朝向第一方向和向下方向指向。 [0007] With such a configuration, when the user operates the operation surface of the cartridge to release the liquid from the first posture, the user's force in the first direction and directed downward direction. 由于朝向第一方向指向的力,锁定表面与锁定部分离。 Due to the force directed toward the first direction, with the locking portion from the locking surface. 由于朝向向下方向指向的力,液体盒从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态。 Since the direction of the force directed downward toward the liquid cartridge to pivot the second posture from the first posture. 因此,与其中在锁定表面在锁定部上滑动的同时液体盒从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态的情况比较,施加到操作表面以引起液体盒从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态所需要的力变得更小,并且用户能够容易释放液体盒。 Thus, compared with the case in which the locking surface on the locking portion while sliding the liquid cartridge to pivot the second posture from the first posture, the operating surface is applied to the cartridge to cause liquid from the first posture to the second posture required pivot force becomes smaller, and a user can easily release the liquid cartridge.

[0008]可选地,上面包括副上面,副上面比操作表面在向下方向上定位得远,其中当液体盒在第一姿态中时,操作表面和副上面在向下方向上至少部分地重叠,并且在操作表面和副上面之间在向下方向上形成空间。 [0008] Alternatively, the above above includes a sub, the sub-positioning farther than the top surface of the operation in the downward direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the sub-operating surface and the upper at least partially overlap in the downward direction, and a space is formed between the downward direction and the sub-surface of the above operations.

[0009] 利用这种构造,操作表面变得对于用户可识别。 [0009] With this configuration, the operation surface becomes recognizable to the user.

[0010] 可选地,液体盒在第一姿态中,操作表面的至少一部分比锁定表面在向上方向上突出得远。 [0010] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge in the first posture, at least a portion of the operation surface protrudes farther than a surface in the upward direction to lock.

[0011] 利用这种构造,即使当液体盒在上面面向下的情况下跌落时,锁定表面仍然可以被操作表面的至少一部分保护并且可以不被损坏。 [0011] With this configuration, even when the liquid cartridge case falls under the face in the above, the locking surface can still be operated at least a portion of the protective surface and may not be damaged.

[0012] 可选地,操作表面和第一方向形成在其间的角度,并且该角度大于或等于10度并且小于或等于45度。 [0012] Alternatively, the operation surface direction, and a first angle formed therebetween, and the angle is greater than or equal to 10 degrees and less than or equal to 45 degrees.

[0013]根据本发明的另一种形态,液体盒被构造成抵抗指向与沿着水平方向的第一方向相反的第二方向的推压力而在第一方向上插入到液体消耗设备中,并且由此被安装到液体消耗设备。 [0013] According to another aspect of the present invention, the liquid cartridge is configured to be directed against the urging force along a first horizontal direction and a second direction opposite to the first direction and is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, and whereby the apparatus is mounted to the liquid consuming. 该液体盒包括:液体腔室,液体腔室被构造成在其中存储液体;前面,当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时,前面面向第一方向;液体供应部,液体供应部位于前面处;上面, 当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时,上面面向向上方向;锁定表面,锁定表面位于上面处,并且锁定表面被构造成在第二方向上接触液体消耗设备的锁定部;和操作表面,操作表面位于上面处,并且操作表面比锁定表面在第二方向上定位得远,其中该液体盒被构造成当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时在第一姿态和第二姿态之间枢转,其中当液体盒在第一姿态中时,锁定表面在第二方向上接触锁定部,其中当液体盒在第二姿态中时,锁定表面比锁定部在向下方向上定位得远,其中上面包括副上面,副上面比操作表面在向下方向上定位得远,其中当液体盒在第一姿态中时,操作表面 The liquid cartridge comprising: a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber is configured to store the liquid therein; front, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the front face facing a first direction; a liquid supply portion liquid supply portion positioned at the front ; above, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the upper face in the upward direction; locking surface, the locking surface is located at the top, and the locking surface of the locking portion is configured to contact with the liquid consuming apparatus in the second direction; and an operation surface, is located above the operating surface, the operating surface and the locking surface is positioned farther than in a second direction, wherein the liquid cartridge when the liquid cartridge is configured to be inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus when the first posture and the second posture between pivot, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the locking portion locks the contact surface in a second direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge in the second posture, the locking portion than the locking surface is positioned farther in the downward direction, wherein the upper comprises a top sub, the sub-positioning farther than the top surface of the operation in the downward direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the operating surface 副上面在向下方向上至少部分地重叠,并且在操作表面和副上面之间在向下方向上形成空间。 At least partially overlap the sub-top in the downward direction, and a space is formed between the downward direction and the sub-surface above operations.

[0014]利用这种构造,操作表面变得对于用户可识别。 [0014] With this configuration, the operation surface becomes recognizable to the user.

[0015]可选地,当液体盒在第一姿态中时,操作表面的至少一部分比锁定表面在向上方向上突出得远。 [0015] Alternatively, when the liquid cartridge in the first posture, at least a portion of the operation surface protrudes farther than a surface in the upward direction to lock.

[0016]利用这种构造,即使当液体盒在上面面向下的情况下跌落时,锁定表面仍然可以被操作表面的至少一部分保护并且可以不被损坏。 [0016] With this configuration, even when the liquid cartridge case falls under the face in the above, the locking surface can still be operated at least a portion of the protective surface and may not be damaged.

[0017]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括肋,肋位于在操作表面和副上面之间的空间中,并且肋在操作表面和副上面之间延伸,其中肋、操作表面和副上面中的每一个具有沿着第三方向的尺寸,第三方向垂直于第一方向、第二方向、向上方向和向下方向,并且肋的尺寸小于操作表面的尺寸和副上面的尺寸中的每一个尺寸。 [0017] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises a rib, the rib is located in the space between the upper surface and the sub-operations, and the rib extending between the upper surface and the sub-operation, in which the ribs, and the sub-surface above the operation each having a direction along the third dimension, the third dimension perpendicular to the first direction, the second direction, upward direction and downward direction, and each of the ribs is smaller than the size and dimension of the sub-surface operation the size of the above .

[0018]利用这种构造,对于施加到操作表面的力,操作表面的强度和刚度被肋加强。 [0018] With this configuration, the force applied to the operating surface, the operating surface of the strength and stiffness of the ribs is strengthened.

[0019]根据本发明的又一种形态,液体盒被构造成抵抗指向与沿着水平方向的第一方向相反的第二方向的推压力而在第一方向上插入到液体消耗设备中,并且由此被安装到液体消耗设备。 [0019] According to a further aspect is configured, the liquid cartridge of the present invention to resist the pressing force directed along a first horizontal direction and a second direction opposite to the insertion into the liquid consuming apparatus in a first direction, and whereby the apparatus is mounted to the liquid consuming. 该液体盒包括:液体腔室,液体腔室被构造成在其中存储液体;前面,当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时,前面面向第一方向;液体供应部,液体供应部位于前面处;上面, 当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时,上面面向向上方向;锁定表面,锁定表面位于上面处,并且锁定表面构造成在第二方向上接触液体消耗设备的锁定部;和操作表面,操作表面位于上面处,并且操作表面比锁定表面在第二方向上定位得远,其中该液体盒被构造成当液体盒被插入到液体消耗设备中时在第一姿态和第二姿态之间枢转,其中当液体盒在第一姿态中时,锁定表面在第二方向上接触锁定部,其中当液体盒在第二姿态中时,锁定表面比锁定部在向下方向上定位得远,其中当液体盒在第一姿态中时,操作表面的至少一部分比锁定表面在向上方向上突出得远。 The liquid cartridge comprising: a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber is configured to store the liquid therein; front, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the front face facing a first direction; a liquid supply portion liquid supply portion positioned at the front ; above, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the upper face in the upward direction; locking surface, the locking surface is located at the top, and the locking surface of the locking portion configured to contact with the liquid consuming apparatus in the second direction; and an operating surface , located above the operating surface, the operating surface and the locking surface is positioned farther than in a second direction, wherein the liquid cartridge is configured such that when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus between the first posture and the second posture pivot, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the locking portion locks the contact surface in a second direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge in the second posture, the locking portion than the locking surface is positioned farther in the downward direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge in the first posture, at least a portion of the surface protrudes farther than the locking surface of the operation in the upward direction.

[0020] 利用这种构造,即使当液体盒在上面面向下的情况下跌落时,锁定表面仍然可以被操作表面的至少一部分保护并且可以不被损坏。 [0020] With this configuration, even when the liquid cartridge case falls under the face in the above, the locking surface can still be operated at least a portion of the protective surface and may not be damaged.

[0021] 可选地,操作表面包括在其上形成的多个突起。 [0021] Alternatively, a plurality of operating surface comprises protrusions formed thereon. 可选地,该多个突起是多个伸长突起。 Optionally, the plurality of projections is a plurality of elongated projections.

[0022] 利用这种构造,操作表面变得对于用户可识别,并且当用户利用他的/她的手指操作操作表面时,操作表面变得防滑。 [0022] With this configuration, the operation surface becomes recognizable to the user, when the user and his / her finger operating the operation surface, the operation becomes non-slip surface.

[0023]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括第一加强表面和第二加强表面。 [0023] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises a first surface and a second surface of the reinforcing strengthening. 锁定表面具有在与第一方向、第二方向、向上方向及向下方向垂直的第三方向上的一端,并且第一加强表面与锁定表面的第三方向的侧端连续并且从锁定表面的第三方向的侧端延伸,其中第一加强表面从虚拟平面朝向第一方向延伸,从而在第一加强表面和虚拟平面之间形成锐角,该虚拟平面包括锁定表面,并且虚拟平面在向下方向、向上方向、第三方向以及与第三方向相反的第四方向上延伸。 The locking surface having at one end to third direction and the first direction, the second direction, upward direction and downward direction perpendicular to the first surface of the reinforcing and locking the side surface of the third direction and continuously from the end surface of the third locking extending in the direction of the side end, wherein the first virtual plane extending from the surface of the reinforcement in the first direction, so as to form an acute angle between the first surface and a reinforcing virtual plane, the virtual plane comprises a locking surface, and a virtual plane in a downward direction, upward direction, extending in the third direction and a fourth direction opposite the third direction. 锁定表面具有在第四方向上的一端,并且第二加强表面与锁定表面的第四方向的侧端连续并且从锁定表面的第四方向的侧端延伸,其中第二加强表面从虚拟平面朝向第一方向延伸,从而在第二加强表面和虚拟平面之间形成锐角。 End having a locking surface in a fourth direction, and the second locking surface of the reinforcing fourth direction side end surface and extending continuously from the locking surface of the side end of the fourth direction, wherein the second surface toward the first reinforcing from the virtual plane extending in a direction so as to form an acute angle between the virtual plane and the second surface of the reinforcement.

[0024]利用这种构造,第一加强表面和第二加强表面加强具有锁定表面的部分的强度和刚度,并且因此锁定表面被损坏的可能性降低。 [0024] With this configuration, a first surface and a second surface of the reinforcing strengthening reinforcing strength and rigidity of a locking portion of the surface, and thus the likelihood of damage to the locking surface is reduced. 因为第一加强表面和第二加强表面不比锁定表面在第二方向上延伸得远,所以第一加强表面和第二加强表面可以不接触锁定部。 Since the first surface and the second surface of the reinforcing strengthening locking surface than in a second direction extending farther, the first surface and the second surface of the reinforcing strengthening may not contact the locking portion. 因此,如果锁定表面在锁定部上滑动,则可以不由第一加强表面和第二加强表面增加滑动阻力。 Thus, if the locking surface on the locking portion slides, can not help a first surface and a second surface of the reinforcing strengthening increased sliding resistance.

[0025] 可选地,该液体盒进一步包括倾斜表面、第三加强表面和第四加强表面。 [0025] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises an inclined surface, a third surface and a fourth surface of the reinforcing strengthening. 倾斜表面位于上面处,并且倾斜表面比锁定表面在第一方向上定位得远,并且当液体盒在第一姿态中时,倾斜表面面向向上方向和第一方向。 The inclined surface is located at the top, and the inclined surface is positioned farther than the locking surface in the first direction, and when the liquid cartridge in the first posture, the inclined surface facing a first direction and in the upward direction. 倾斜表面具有在与第一方向、第二方向、向上方向及向下方向垂直的第三方向上的一端,并且第三加强表面与倾斜表面的第三方向的侧端连续并且从倾斜表面的第三方向的侧端延伸,其中第三加强表面从虚拟平面朝向向下方向延伸,从而在第三加强表面和虚拟平面之间形成锐角,该虚拟平面包括倾斜表面,并且虚拟平面在第三方向以及与第三方向相反的第四方向上延伸。 Having an end surface inclined upwardly in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction, the second direction, upward direction and downward direction, the third direction and the side end surface of the third reinforcing inclined surface continuous from the inclined surface and the third lateral end extending direction, wherein the third imaginary plane extending from the surface of the reinforcing toward the downward direction, so as to form an acute angle between the imaginary plane and a third surface of the reinforcement, the virtual plane includes an inclined surface, and the virtual plane and a third direction extending in a fourth direction opposite the third direction. 锁定表面具有在第四方向上的一端,并且第四加强表面与倾斜表面的第四方向的侧端连续且从倾斜表面的第四方向的侧端延伸,其中第四加强表面从虚拟平面朝向向下方向延伸,从而在第四加强表面和虚拟平面之间形成锐角。 End having a locking surface in a fourth direction, the fourth direction and the side end surface and the fourth reinforcing and extending from the inclined surface of the inclined side surface of the fourth direction input continuously, wherein the fourth direction from the virtual plane surface of the reinforcement to extend downward direction so as to form an acute angle between the virtual plane and the fourth surface of the reinforcement.

[0026]利用这种构造,第三加强表面和第四加强表面加强具有倾斜表面的部分的强度和刚度,并且因此倾斜表面被损坏的可能性降低。 [0026] With this configuration, the third and the fourth surface of the reinforcing surface of the reinforcing portion having an inclined surface of the reinforcing strength and rigidity, and thus the likelihood of damage to the inclined surface is reduced. 因为第三加强表面和第四加强表面不比倾斜表面在向上方向上延伸得远,所以第三加强表面和第四加强表面可以不接触锁定部。 Since the third and fourth surface of the reinforcing surface of the reinforcing farther than the inclined surface extends in an upward direction, the third and the fourth surface of the reinforcing surface of the reinforcing portion may not contact the lock. 因此,如果倾斜表面在锁定部上滑动,则可以不由第三加强表面和第四加强表面增加滑动阻力。 Therefore, if the inclined surface of the slide on the locking portion, it may not be a third surface and a fourth surface of the reinforcing strengthening increase in sliding resistance.

[0027]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括水平表面,水平表面位于锁定表面和倾斜表面之间, 并且水平表面与锁定表面及倾斜表面连续,其中当液体盒在第一姿态中时,水平表面在第一方向上延伸。 [0027] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further includes a horizontal surface, a horizontal surface is located between the locking surface and an inclined surface, and the inclined surface of the continuous surface and the horizontal surface of the lock, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, a horizontal surface extending in the first direction.

[0028]利用这种构造,锁定表面和倾斜表面不以锐角彼此交叉。 [0028] With this configuration, the locking surface and an inclined surface do not cross each other at an acute angle. 因此,不在锁定表面和倾斜表面之间形成尖锐边缘,并且锁定表面的破坏和变形被抑制。 Thus, the locking does not form a sharp edge between the surface and the inclined surface and the locking surface damage and deformation is suppressed.

[0029]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括密封部件,密封部件位于液体供应部处,并且密封部件具有穿过密封部件形成的液体供应开口,其中密封部件被构造成当将液体供应管通过液体供应开口插入时在弹性地变形的同时接触液体供应管的外表面,其中该液体盒被构造成:当将液体盒插入到液体消耗设备中并且将液体供应管通过液体供应开口插入时,绕枢转中心枢转,枢转中心是液体供应开口的中心。 [0029] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises a sealing member, a sealing member positioned at the liquid supply portion, and a sealing member having a liquid supply opening formed through the sealing member, wherein the sealing member is configured such that when the liquid through the liquid supply tube supply opening contact with liquid is inserted while elastically deforming supply the outer surface of the tube, wherein the liquid cartridge is configured to: when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus and the liquid supply tube is inserted through the liquid supply opening, about a pivot the Center pivot, the pivot center is central liquid supply opening.

[0030] 可选地,操作表面不相对于液体腔室移动。 [0030] Alternatively, the operation surface is not moving relative to the liquid chamber.

[0031] 利用这种构造,施加到操作表面的力在不改变它的方向的情况下被直接传递到液体盒。 In the case [0031] With this configuration, the force applied to the operating surface without changing its direction is transmitted directly to the liquid cartridge.

[0032]可选地,液体盒被构造成插入到液体消耗设备的外壳中,并且锁定表面被构造成接触不相对于外壳移动的锁定部。 [0032] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge is configured to be inserted into the housing in the liquid consuming device, and the locking surface is configured to contact the housing not move relative to the locking portion.

[0033] 利用这种构造,液体盒枢转以被不相对于外壳移动的锁定部锁定。 [0033] With this configuration, the liquid cartridge so as to be pivoted relative to the locking portion of the locking housing is not moving.

[0034] 可选地,液体消耗设备包括:前述液体盒;和盒安装部,其中液体盒被构造成抵抗指向第二方向的推压力而在第一方向上插入盒安装部中,并且由此被安装到盒安装部,并且盒安装部包括:被构造成插入液体供应部中的液体供应管;和被构造成接触锁定表面的锁定部。 [0034] Alternatively, the liquid consuming apparatus comprising: the liquid cartridge; and the cartridge mounting portion, wherein the liquid cartridge is configured to be pushed against the pressure directed to the second direction is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion in a first direction, and whereby It is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion, and a cartridge mounting portion comprising: a liquid supply configured to be inserted into the liquid supply pipe portion; and a locking portion configured to contact the surface.

[0035]根据本发明的又一种形态,液体盒包括:液体腔室,液体腔室被构造成在其中存储液体;前面;后面,其中液体腔室位于前面和后面之间;上面;下面,其中液体腔室位于上面和下面之间;液体供应部,液体供应部位于前面处;锁定表面,锁定表面位于上面处;和操作表面,操作表面位于上面处,其中在第一方向上从前面到锁定表面的距离大于在第二方向上从锁定表面到后面的距离,在第一方向上从锁定表面到前面的距离小于在第一方向上从操作表面到前面的距离,上面包括副上面,副上面比操作表面在特定方向上定位得远,其中操作表面沿着第一方向的位置和副上面沿着第一方向的位置至少部分地重叠,或者操作表面和副上面在特定方向上至少部分地重叠,并且在操作表面和副上面之间在特定方向上形成空间,当在特定方向上观察液体盒时,操作表面 [0035] According to a further aspect of the present invention, the liquid cartridge comprising: a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber is configured to store the liquid therein; front; rear, wherein the liquid chamber is located between the front and rear faces; above; below, wherein the liquid chamber is located between the upper and lower surfaces; a liquid supply portion liquid supply portion positioned at the front; locking surface, the locking surface is located at the top; and the operating surface, the operating surface is located at the top, wherein in the first direction from the front to locking surface is greater than the distance in the second direction from the locking surface to the rear of the distance, in a first direction from the locking surface is smaller than the distance to the front surface of the front from the operation to a distance above the top sub comprising in a first direction, the sub the above is positioned farther than the operating surface in a specific direction, wherein a first position along the operation surface direction overlap at least partially along the first direction and the position of the top sub, the sub-surface and an upper or operating at least partially in a certain direction overlap and form a space between the specific direction and the sub-surface above operation, the liquid cartridge when viewed in a particular direction, the operating surface 是可观察的,并且当在第一方向上观察液体盒时,操作表面是可观察的,并且第一方向从后面朝向前面延伸,第二方向与第一方向相反且从前面朝向后面延伸,并且特定方向垂直于第一方向和第二方向且从上面朝向下面延伸。 Is observable, the liquid cartridge when viewed in the first direction, the operating surface is observable, and a first direction extending from the rear toward the front, a second direction opposite the first direction and extending from the front toward the rear, and a specific direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction and extending from above toward below.

[0036]利用这种构造,操作表面变得对于用户可识别。 [0036] With this configuration, the operation surface becomes recognizable to the user. 而且,施加到操作表面以引起液体盒枢转所需要的力变得更小,并且用户能够容易释放液体盒。 Further, the operation applied to the surface of the liquid cartridge to cause the pivoting force required becomes smaller, and a user can easily release the liquid cartridge.

[0037]可选地,操作表面的至少一部分比锁定表面在与特定方向相反并且从下面朝向上面延伸的进一步方向上突出得远。 [0037] Alternatively, at least a portion of the operation surface than the locking surface opposite to the specific direction and further extending in a direction toward the upper projecting farther from below.

[0038]利用这种构造,即使当液体盒在上面面向下的情况下跌落时,锁定表面仍然可以被操作表面的至少一部分保护并且可以不被损坏。 [0038] With this configuration, even when the liquid cartridge case falls under the face in the above, the locking surface can still be operated at least a portion of the protective surface and may not be damaged.

[0039]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括肋,肋位于在操作表面和副上面之间的空间中,并且肋在操作表面和副上面之间延伸,其中肋、操作表面和副上面中的每一个具有沿着与第一方向、第二方向、特定方向和进一步方向垂直的方向的尺寸,并且肋的尺寸小于操作表面的尺寸和副上囟的尺寸中的每一个尺寸。 [0039] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises a rib, the rib is located in the space between the upper surface and the sub-operations, and the rib extending between the upper surface and the sub-operation, in which the ribs, and the sub-surface above the operation each having a dimension along the first direction, the second direction, the specific direction and the direction perpendicular to the further, and the size of each of the ribs is smaller than the size of the operating surface and a size of the sub halogen sizes.

[0040]利用这种构造,对于施加到操作表面的力,操作表面的强度和刚度被肋加强。 [0040] With this configuration, the force applied to the operating surface, the operating surface of the strength and stiffness of the ribs is strengthened.

[0041]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括第一加强表面和第二加强表面,其中第一加强表面和第二加强表面与锁定表面在与第一方向、第二方向和特定方向垂直的两个相反方向上的两端连续并且从其延伸,其中第一加强表面和第二加强表面彼此离开地从锁定表面的两端延伸,其中在第一方向上从第一加强表面到前面的距离小于在第一方向上从锁定表面到前面的距离,并且在第一方向上从第二加强表面到前面的距离小于在第一方向上从锁定表面到前面的距离。 [0041] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises a first surface and a second surface of the reinforcing strengthening, wherein the first surface and the second surface of the reinforcement to strengthen the locking surface perpendicular to the first direction, the second direction and the direction of two specific opposite ends of a direction and continuously extending therefrom, wherein the first surface and the second surface of the reinforcing strengthening extends away from the locking surface of the ends of each other, wherein in a first direction from the first surface to the front reinforcing is smaller than the distance in a first direction from the locking surface to the distance from the front, and in the first direction from the locking surface is smaller than the distance to the front in a first direction from the second distance to the front surface of the reinforcing.

[0042]利用这种构造,锁定表面被损坏的可能性降低。 [0042] With such a configuration, the possibility of damage to the locking surface is reduced.

[0043]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括倾斜表面、第三加强表面和第四加强表面,其中倾斜表面位于上面处,并且倾斜表面比锁定表面在第一方向上定位得远,其中第三加强表面和第四加强表面与锁定表面在与第一方向、第二方向和特定方向垂直的两个相反方向上的两端连续并且从其延伸,其中第三加强表面和第四加强表面彼此离开地从锁定表面的两端延伸,其中在特定方向上从第三加强表面到下面的距离小于在特定方向上从倾斜表面到下面的距离,并且在特定方向上从第四加强表面到下面的距离小于在特定方向上从倾斜表面到下面的距离。 [0043] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises an inclined surface, a third surface and a fourth surface of the reinforcing strengthening, which is located above the inclined surface, the inclined surface and the locking surface is positioned farther than in the first direction, wherein the third surface and a fourth surface of the reinforcing strengthening and locking two opposite end surfaces in the first direction, and a second direction perpendicular to the specific direction and continuously extending therefrom, wherein the third surface and a fourth surface of the reinforcing strengthening away from each other extending from both ends of the locking surface, wherein the surface of the third reinforcing the following distance from the surface to the underlying inclined in a particular direction is less than in a particular direction, and from the fourth to the underlying surface of the reinforcing distance in a particular direction It is smaller than the distance to the underlying inclined surface in a particular direction.

[0044] 利用这种构造,倾斜表面被损坏的可能性降低。 [0044] With such a configuration, the possibility of damage to the inclined surface is reduced.

[0045] 可选地,该液体盒进一步包括水平表面,水平表面被设置在锁定表面和倾斜表面之间,并且水平表面与锁定表面和倾斜表面连续。 [0045] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further includes a horizontal surface, a horizontal surface is provided between the locking surface and the inclined surface and the horizontal surface and the locking surface and an inclined surface continuously.

[0046]利用这种构造,锁定表面和倾斜表面不以锐角彼此交叉。 [0046] With this configuration, the locking surface and an inclined surface do not cross each other at an acute angle. 因此,不在锁定表面和倾斜表面之间形成尖锐边缘,并且锁定表面的破坏和变形被抑制。 Thus, the locking does not form a sharp edge between the surface and the inclined surface and the locking surface damage and deformation is suppressed.

[0047]可选地,操作表面不相对于液体腔室移动。 [0047] Alternatively, the operation surface is not moving relative to the liquid chamber.

[0048]利用这种构造,施加到操作表面的力在不改变它的方向的情况下被直接传递到液体盒。 In the case [0048] With this configuration, the force applied to the operating surface without changing its direction is transmitted directly to the liquid cartridge.

[0049]根据本发明的以下详细说明和附图,对于本领域普通技术人员而言,其它目的、特征和优点将是显而易见的。 [0049] The following detailed description and drawings of the present invention, and those of ordinary skill in the art, other objects, features and advantages will be apparent.

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[0050] 为了更加完全地理解本发明、由此满足的需要及其目的、特征和优点,现在结合附图参考以下说明。 [0050] For a more complete understanding of the present invention, it needs satisfied thereby, and the objects, features and advantages, reference is now described below.

[0051] [图1]图1是包括盒安装部和根据本发明的实施例的墨盒的打印机的示意横截面视图。 [0051] [FIG 1] FIG 1 is a cartridge mounting portion and a schematic cross-printer cartridge according to an embodiment of the present invention is a cross-sectional view.

[0052] [图2]图2是盒安装部的前视图。 [0052] [FIG 2] FIG 2 is a front view of the cartridge mounting portion.

[0053][图3A]图3A是从前方和上方观察的墨盒的透视图。 [0053] [FIG 3A] FIG 3A is a perspective view of an ink cartridge viewed from the front and above.

[0054][图3B]图3B是从前方和下方观察的墨盒的透视图。 [0054] [FIG 3B] FIG. 3B is a perspective view of an ink cartridge viewed from the front and below.

[0055][图4A]图4A是从后方和上方观察的墨盒的透视图。 [0055] [FIG 4A] FIG 4A is a perspective view of the cartridge seen from the rear and above.

[0056][图4B]图4B是从后方和下方观察的墨盒的透视图。 [0056] [FIG. 4B] FIG. 4B is a perspective view of the cartridge seen from the rear and below.

[0057][图5]图5是墨盒的侧视图。 [0057] [FIG 5] FIG 5 is a side view of the ink cartridge.

[0058][图6]图6是墨盒的垂直截面视图,示出墨盒的内部。 [0058] [FIG 6] FIG 6 is a vertical sectional view of an ink cartridge, the ink cartridge is shown.

[0059] [图7]图7是墨盒和盒安装部的垂直截面视图,其中墨盒已经开始被插入盒安装部中。 [0059] [FIG 7] FIG 7 is a vertical sectional view of the ink cartridge and the cartridge mounting portion, wherein the ink container has begun to be inserted into the cartridge mounting portion.

[0060] [图8]图8是墨盒和盒安装部的垂直截面视图,其中第二突起接触滑块。 [0060] [FIG 8] FIG 8 is a vertical sectional view of the ink cartridge and the cartridge mounting portion, wherein the second slider contacting the projection.

[0061] [图9]图9是墨盒和盒安装部的垂直截面视图,其中墨供应部已经开始进入引导部,并且杆已经开始进入前盖的凹部。 [0061] [FIG. 9] FIG. 9 is a vertical sectional view of the ink cartridge and the cartridge mounting portion, wherein the ink supply unit has begun to enter the guide portion, and the recess before the stem has entered the cover.

[0062] [图10]图10是墨盒和盒安装部的垂直截面视图,其中墨供应管通过墨供应部的墨供应开口被插入。 [0062] [FIG 10] FIG 10 is a vertical sectional view of the ink cartridge and the cartridge mounting portion, wherein the ink supply tube is inserted through the ink supply opening of the ink supply portion.

[0063] [图11]图11是墨盒和盒安装部的垂直截面视图,其中墨盒在盒安装部中被锁定。 [0063] [FIG 11] FIG 11 is a vertical sectional view of the ink cartridge and the cartridge mounting portion, wherein the ink cartridge is locked in the cartridge mounting portion.

[0064] [图12]图12是在第二姿态中的墨盒的侧视图,其中力被施加到后面的上部。 [0064] [FIG 12] FIG 12 is a side view of the ink cartridge in a second posture in which the force is applied to the upper portion of the back.

[0065] [图13]图13是在第二姿态中的墨盒的侧视图,其中力被施加到后面的下部。 [0065] [FIG 13] FIG 13 is a side view of the ink cartridge in the second posture, wherein the force is applied to the back of the lower portion.

[0066] [图14]图14是在第一姿态中的墨盒的侧视图,其中示出了虚拟圆。 [0066] [FIG 14] FIG 14 is a side view of the ink container in the first posture, in which shows a virtual circle.

[0067] [图15A]图15A是在向下方向上观察的墨盒的平面视图。 [0067] [FIG 15A] FIG 15A is a plan view of the ink cartridge as viewed in the downward direction.

[0068] [图15B]图15B是在向前方向上观察的墨盒的后视图。 [0068] [FIG 15B] FIG 15B is a rear view of the ink cartridge as viewed in a forward direction.

[0069] [图16A]图16A是在向下方向上观察的突起的放大平面视图。 [0069] [FIG 16A] FIG 16A is an enlarged plan view of the projection as viewed in the downward direction.

[0070] [图16B]图16B是突起的侧视图。 [0070] [FIG 16B] FIG 16B is a side view of the protrusion.

具体实施方式 Detailed ways

[0071] 可以通过参考图1-16B理解本发明实施例以及它们的特征和优点,在各种绘图中类似的附图标记被用于类似的对应的部分。 [0071] FIGS. 1-16B can be appreciated by reference to embodiments and their features and advantages of the embodiments of the present invention, in the various drawings similar reference numerals being used for like corresponding parts.

[0072] 在以下实施例中,墨盒30在作为第一方向的实例的插入方向51上被插入盒安装部110中,并且墨盒30在与插入方向51相反的、作为第二方向的实例的移除方向52上被从盒安装部110移除。 [0072] In the following examples, the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 in the insertion direction 51 as an example of a first direction, and the ink cartridge 30 move in the opposite, examples of the insertion direction as a second direction 51 It is removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110 in addition to the direction 52. 在以下实施例中,插入方向51是水平方向,并且移除方向52也是水平方向。 In the following examples, the insertion direction 51 is a horizontal direction, and the removal direction 52 is the horizontal direction. 但是,在另一实施例中,插入方向51和移除方向52可以不是水平方向。 However, in another embodiment, the insertion direction 51 and the removal direction 52 may not horizontally. 在以下实施例中,向下方向53是重力方向,并且向上方向54是与重力方向相反的方向。 In the following examples, the downward direction 53 is the direction of gravity, and the upward direction 54 is opposite to the direction of gravity. 而且,向右方向55垂直于插入方向51和向下方向53,并且向左方向56与向右方向55相反并且垂直于插入方向51和向下方向53。 Further, the rightward direction 55 perpendicular to the insertion direction 51 and 53 in the downward direction, the rightward and leftward direction 56 opposite to direction 55 and perpendicular to the insertion direction 51 and direction 53 downward. 更具体地,当墨盒30在作为第一姿态的实例的安装姿态中时,当在移除方向52上观察墨盒30时,向右方向55向右延伸并且向左方向56向左延伸。 More specifically, when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted in the example of a posture of the first posture, when viewed in the removal direction 52 when the ink cartridge 30, 55 rightward and leftward direction extending rightward direction 56 extending leftward. 安装姿态是当墨盒30己经被插入盒安装部110中直至安装位置并且在盒安装部110中被锁定时墨盒30采取的姿态。 Mounting attitude when the ink cartridge is the ink cartridge 30 has been inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 until the mounting position and is locked in the cartridge mounting portion 110 taken in 30 posture. 而且,插入方向51还被称为向前方向57,并且移除方向52还被称为向后方向58。 Further, the insertion direction 51 is also referred to as a forward direction 57 and the removal direction 52 is also referred to as a rearward direction 58.

[0073] 〈打印机10> [0073] <printer 10>

[0074] 参考图1,液体消耗设备例如打印机10是被构造成通过选择性地在记录纸片材上喷射墨滴而在该记录纸片材上记录图像的喷墨打印机。 [0074] Referring to FIG 1, the liquid consuming apparatus such as a printer 10 is an inkjet printer configured to record an image on the recording sheet of paper by selectively ejecting ink droplets on a recording sheet of paper. 打印机10包括液体消耗部例如记录头21、墨供应装置100、以及将记录头21和墨供应装置100连接的墨管20。 The printer includes a liquid consuming portion 10, for example, the recording head 21, an ink supply device 100, and the recording head 21 and the ink tube 20 connected to the ink supply device 100. 墨供应装置100包括盒安装部110。 Ink supply apparatus 100 includes a cartridge mounting portion 110. 盒安装部110被构造成允许在其中安装液体盒例如墨盒30。 The cartridge mounting portion 110 is configured to allow the liquid in which the cartridge is mounted, for example, 30 cartridges. 盒安装部110具有开口112并且盒安装部110的内部经由开口112被暴露于盒安装部110的外部。 Cartridge mounting portion 110 having an interior opening 112 and the cartridge mounting portion 110 via the opening 112 is exposed to the outside of the cartridge mounting portion 110. 墨盒30被构造成在插入方向51上经由开口112被插入盒安装部110中,和在移除方向52上经由开口112 被从盒安装部110移除。 In the ink cartridge 30 is configured to be inserted through the opening 112 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 in the direction 51, and are removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110 via an opening 112 in the removal direction 52.

[0075]墨盒30被构造成存储由打印机10使用的、作为液体的实例的墨。 [0075] The ink cartridge 30 is configured to store ink used by printer 10 as an example of liquid. 当墨盒30到盒安装部110的安装已经完成时,墨盒30和记录头21经由墨管20被流体地连接。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110 has been completed, the ink cartridge 2120 and the recording head 30 is fluidly connected via an ink tube. 记录头21包括副槽28。 The recording head 21 includes a sub tank 28. 副槽28被构造成暂时地存储从墨盒30经由墨管20供应的墨。 The sub-grooves 28 is configured to store ink supplied from the ink cartridge 30 via the ink tube 20 temporarily. 记录头21包括喷嘴29,并且被构造成通过喷嘴29选择性地喷射从副槽28供应的墨。 The recording head 21 includes a nozzle 29, and is configured by the nozzle 29 selectively eject ink supplied from the sub tank 28. 更具体地,记录头21包括头控制板(未示出)和与喷嘴29对应的压电致动器2M,并且头控制板被构造成向压电致动器29A选择性地施加驱动电压。 More specifically, the recording head 21 includes a head control board (not shown) and the nozzle 29 corresponding to the piezoelectric actuators 2M, and the head control board is configured to selectively to the piezoelectric actuator 29A applying a driving voltage. 这样,墨被从喷嘴29喷射。 Thus, the ink is ejected from the nozzle 29.

[0076]打印机10包括纸馈送盘15、纸馈送辊23、输送辊对25、压板26、排出辊对27,和排出盘16。 [0076] The printer 10 includes a paper feed tray 15, the paper feed roller 23, the conveying roller pair 25, a platen 26, a discharge roller pair 27, and a discharge tray 16. 输送路径24经由输送辊对25、压板况和排出辊对27从纸馈送盘15直至排出盘16地形成。 Conveying path 24 is formed via a conveying roller pair 25, platen roller pair 27 and the discharge condition until discharged from the paper feed tray 15 to 16. 纸馈送辊23被构造成将记录纸片材从纸馈送盘15馈送到输送路径24。 The paper feed roller 23 configured to feed the recording paper sheet from a paper feed tray 15 to the transport path 24. 输送辊对25被构造成将从纸馈送盘15馈送的记录纸片材输送到压板26上。 The recording paper sheet transport roller 25 is configured to be fed from the paper feed tray 15 is conveyed onto the platen 26. 记录头21被构造成将墨选择性地喷射到在压板26之上经过的记录纸片材上。 The recording head 21 is configured to selectively eject ink onto the recording sheet of paper passing over the platen 26. 相应地,图像被记录在记录纸片材上。 Accordingly, an image is recorded on the recording sheet of paper. 已经在压板26之上经过的记录纸片材被排出辊对27排出到被布置在输送路径24的最下游侧处的纸排出盘16。 Has passed over the platen 26 of the recording paper sheet discharge roller pair 27 is discharged to the discharge tray 16 is disposed at the most downstream side of the sheet conveying path 24.

[0077]〈墨供应装置100> [0077] <ink supply apparatus 100>

[0078]参考图1,打印机10包括墨供应装置100。 [0078] Referring to FIG 1, the printer 10 includes an ink supply device 100. 墨供应装置100被构造成向记录头21供应墨。 An ink supply device 100 is configured to supply ink to the recording head 21. 墨供应装置100包括墨盒30能够被安装于此的盒安装部110。 An ink supply cartridge 100 includes a cartridge 30 mounting portion 110 can be mounted thereto. 在图1中,墨盒30到盒安装部110的安装已经完成,换言之,墨盒30在安装姿态(第一姿态)中。 , The ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110 in FIG. 1 has been completed, in other words, the ink cartridge 30 is mounted in the posture (first posture) of.

[0079]〈盒安装部110> [0079] <cassette mounting portion 110>

[0080] 参考图2和7,盒安装部110被构造成接收分别存储青色、品红色、黄色和黑色墨的四个墨盒30。 [0080] Referring to Figures 2 and 7, the cartridge mounting portion 110 is configured to receive respectively store cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink cartridges 30 of four. 盒安装部110包括外壳101,和分别与四个墨盒30对应的四个墨供应管102、四个传感器103、四组的四个触点106、四个滑块107,和四个杆125。 The cartridge mounting portion 110 comprises a housing 101, respectively, and four ink cartridges 30 corresponding to four ink supply tubes 102, 103, four groups of four contacts 106, four sliders 107, 125 and four pole four sensors. 盒安装部110还包括锁定部145。 The cartridge mounting portion 110 further includes a locking portion 145. 一个公共锁定部145被用于四个墨盒30。 A locking portion 145 is common to the four ink cartridges 30. 墨盒30的数目不限于四个。 The number of the ink cartridge 30 is not limited to four. 例如,在另一实施例中,盒安装部110可以被构造成接收仅仅一个墨盒30、六个墨盒30,或者八个墨盒30。 For example, in another embodiment, the cartridge mounting portion 110 may be configured to receive only one cartridge 30, six ink cartridges 30, the ink cartridge 30 or eight.

[0081] 〈外壳1〇1> [0081] <casing 1〇1>

[0082] 外壳101具有盒子形状并且形成盒安装部110的外形。 [0082] The housing 101 has a box shape and the outer shape of the cartridge mounting portion 110. 外壳101具有在其中形成的内部空间。 A housing having an inner space 101 formed therein. 外壳101包括:上部,上部限定内部空间的上端;下部,下部限定内部空间的下端; 和端表面,端表面连接到上部和下部。 Housing 101 comprising: an upper portion, the upper end defining an upper interior space; the lower portion, the lower end of the lower portion defining an interior space; and an end surface, the end surface is connected to the upper and lower portions. 外壳101具有开口112,开口112在插入方向51和移除方向52上从端表面相反地形成。 The housing 101 has an opening 112, an opening 112 is formed from the opposite end surface in the insertion direction 51 and the removal direction 52. 开口112能够通过打印机10的用户接口表面被暴露于打印机10的外部。 Opening 112 can be exposed to the outside of the printer 10 through the printer 10 user interface surface. 用户接口表面是当用户使用打印机10时用户面对并且触摸的表面。 User interface surface is a user when the user uses the printer 10 and the face of the touch surface. 墨盒30被构造成通过开口112被插入外壳101中和被从外壳101移除。 The ink cartridge 30 is configured to be inserted into the housing 112 through the opening 101 and is removed from the housing 101. 外壳101的上部和下部中的每一个具有在其中形成的引导沟槽109,并且引导沟槽109从开口112在插入方向51上延伸。 An upper and a lower housing 101, each having a guide groove 109 formed therein, and a guide groove 109 extending from the opening 112 in the insertion direction 51. 当墨盒30被插入外壳101中和被从外壳101移除时,墨盒30的上端部在外壳101的上部的引导沟槽109中,并且墨盒30的下端部在外壳101的下部的引导沟槽109中,使得墨盒30的移动在插入方向51和移除方向52上被引导。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the housing 101 and is removed from the housing 101, the upper end portion of the guide groove 30 of the cartridge housing 101 at an upper portion 109 and lower portion of the ink cartridge 30 in a lower portion of the guide groove 109 of the housing 101 such that the movement of the carriage 30 is guided in the insertion direction 51 and the removal direction 52. 外壳101包括三个板104,三个板104在向上方向54和向下方向53上延伸,并且所述三个板104将外壳101的内部空间分成四个竖直伸长空间。 The housing 101 comprises three plates 104, 104 three plates 54 extend in an upward direction and downward direction 53, the three plates 104 and the inner space of the housing 101 is divided into four vertically elongated space. 该四个空间中的每一个空间接收墨盒30中的对应的一个墨盒。 Each of the four space corresponding to a space receiving a cartridge 30 in the ink cartridge.

[0083] 〈墨供应管102> [0083] <ink supply tube 102>

[0084] 参考图1、2和7,墨供应管102由合成树脂制成,并且在与安装到盒安装部11〇的墨盒30的墨供应部34对应的位置处位于外壳101的端表面的下部处。 [0084] 1, 2 and 7, the ink supply tube 102 made of synthetic resin, and is located at the end surface of the housing 101 at a position the ink cartridge is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion of the ink supply portion 30 11〇 34 corresponding to the at the lower portion. 墨供应管1〇2在移除方向52上从外壳101的端表面延伸。 1〇2 ink supply tube 101 extends from the end surface of the housing 52 in the removal direction.

[0085] 柱形引导部105被设置成包围墨供应管102。 [0085] The cylindrical guide portion 105 is provided to surround the ink supply tube 102. 引导部105在移除方向52上从外壳101 的端表面延伸,并且具有在引导部105的远侧端处敞开的内部空间。 The guide portion extends from the end surface 101 of the housing 105 in the removal direction 52, and having an internal space open at the distal end of the guide portion 105. 墨供应管102位于引导部105的内部空间的中央处。 Ink supply tube 102 is positioned at the center of the inner space of the guide portion 105. 引导部105具有使得它能够在引导部105的内部空间中接收墨盒30的墨供应部34的这种形状。 The guide portion 105 has such a shape that it can receive ink supply portion of the ink cartridge 30 in the inner space 34 of the guide portion 105.

[0086] 参考图10,在插入方向51上将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中期间,g卩,在墨盒30朝向安装位置移动时,墨盒30的墨供应部34进入引导部105的内部空间。 [0086] Referring to FIG 10, in the direction 51 during the insertion on the ink cartridge 30 into the cartridge mounting portion 110, g Jie, when the ink cartridge toward the mounting position 30, the ink supply portion 34 of the cartridge 30 into the inner space of the guide portion 105. 当墨盒在插入方向51上进一步被插入盒安装部110中时,墨供应管102通过在墨供应部34中形成的墨供应开口71插入。 When the ink cartridge is further inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 in the insertion direction 51, the ink supply tube 102 is inserted through the ink supply opening 71 formed in the ink supply portion 34. 当这发生时,被设置在墨供应部34中的阀77移动以打开墨供应开口71。 When this movement of the valve 77 occurs, the ink supply portion 34 provided in the ink supply opening 71 to open. 作为结果,墨供应管102和墨供应部34被彼此连接。 As a result, the ink supply tube 102 and the ink supply 34 is connected to each other. 存储在墨盒30的墨腔室36中的墨经由墨供应部34的柱形壁7 3的内部空间和墨供应管102的内部空间流入连接到墨供应管102的墨管20中。 The inner space 102 flows into the inner space 73 and ink supply tube 36 is stored in the ink cartridge in the ink chamber 30 via ink supply cylindrical wall portion 34 is connected to the ink tubes 20, the ink supply tube 102. 墨供应管102可以具有扁平端表面或者尖端。 Ink supply tube 102 may have a flat end surface or tip.

[0087]〈滑块1〇7> [0087] <slider 1〇7>

[0088] 参考图7至11,外壳101的下部包括沟槽底壁,沟槽底壁限定引导沟槽109的底端。 [0088] with reference to FIGS. 7-11, the lower housing 101 includes a groove bottom wall, the bottom wall defining the guide groove 109 of the bottom end of the trench. 沟槽底壁具有开口111,开口111在与外壳101的端表面相邻的位置处在向上方向54和向下方向53上通过沟槽底壁形成,并且开口111在插入方向51和移除方向52上延伸。 The groove bottom wall has an opening 111, opening 111 in the upward direction adjacent to the end surface 101 of the housing 53 is formed by a position on the groove bottom wall 54 and downward directions, and the opening 111 in the insertion direction 51 and the removal direction 52 extends. 滑块107位于开口111中。 Slider 107 located in the opening 111. 滑块107通过开口111从沟槽底壁下方的空间延伸到沟槽底壁上方的空间。 The slider 107 from the opening 111 extending groove space below the bottom wall of the groove to the space through the bottom wall. 夕卜壳101包括导轨113,导轨113在插入方向51和移除方向52上延伸,并且滑块107被构造成在开口111中在插入方向51和移除方向52上在导轨113上滑动。 Bu Xi housing 101 includes a rail 113, rail 113 extends in the insertion direction 51 and the removal direction 52, and the slider 52 is configured in the opening 111 in the insertion direction 51 and the removal direction 107 slide on the rail 113. 拉伸弹簧114在一端处连接到外壳101并且在另一端处连接到滑块107。 The tension spring 114 is connected at one end to the housing 101 and connected to the slider 107 at the other end. 拉伸弹簧114在移除方向52上拉动滑块107。 The tension spring 114 pulls the slider 107 in the removal direction 52. 因此, 当外力不被施加到滑块107时,滑块107位于导轨113在移除方向52上的端处。 Thus, when an external force is not applied to the slider 107, the slider 107 is positioned at the end of the guide rail 113 in the removal direction 52. 当外力在插入方向51上被施加到滑块107时,滑块107在开口111中沿着导轨113从导轨113在插入方向51 上的端移动。 When the external force in the insertion direction 51 is applied to the slider 107, the slider 107 is moved from the guide rail 111, 113 at the insertion end 51 in a direction along the guide rail 113 at the opening.

[0089] 参考图8,在插入方向51上将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中期间,g卩,在墨盒30朝向安装位置移动时,墨盒30的第二突起86在插入方向51上在引导沟槽109中移动并且接触滑块107。 On [0089] Referring to Figure 8, during the ink cartridge 30 into the cartridge mounting portion 110, g Jie 51 on the insertion direction when the ink cartridge 30 toward the mounting position, the projection 30 of the second cartridge 86 in the insertion direction of the guide groove 51 moving slide grooves 109 and 107 in contact. 当墨盒30在插入方向51上进一步被插入盒安装部110中时,第二突起86在插入方向51 上推动滑块107,并且滑块107抵抗拉伸弹簧114的推压力地在插入方向51上移动。 When the ink cartridge 30 in the insertion direction 51 is further inserted onto the cassette mounting portion 110, the second protrusion 86 in the insertion direction 51 pushes the slider 107, the slider 107 and against the urging force of the tension spring 114 in the insertion direction 51 mobile. 墨盒30的第二突起86从滑块107接收在第二方向52上的推压力。 The second protrusion 86 receives the pressing force from the slider 107 of the ink cartridge 30 in the second direction 52. 滑块107和拉伸弹簧114是推压部件的实例。 Slider 114 is a tension spring 107 and the pressing member instance.

[0090] 〈锁定部145> [0090] <lock portions 145>

[0091] 参考图2和7,锁定部145与外壳101的上部和开口112相邻地定位。 [0091] Referring to Figures 2 and 7, the upper locking portion 145 of the housing 101 and the opening 112 is positioned adjacent. 锁定部145具有在外壳101中在向左方向56和向右方向55上延伸的伸长形状。 The locking portion 145 has an elongated shape extending in the leftward direction, rightward direction 56 and 55 in the housing 101. 例如,锁定部145是金属圆柱体。 For example, the locking portion 145 is a metallic cylinder. 锁定部145具有在向左方向56上的左端和在向右方向55上的右端,并且外壳101具有:左端壁,左端壁限定外壳101的内部空间在向左方向56上的端;和右端壁,右端壁限定外壳101 的内部空间在向右方向55上的端。 The locking portion 145 has a left end 56 in the left direction in the right direction and a right end 55, and the housing 101 has: the left end wall, left side wall defining an internal space 101 of the housing 56 in the left direction; and a right end wall , right end wall of the housing 101 defines an internal space 55 in the right direction. 锁定部145的左端被固定在外壳101的左端壁处,并且锁定部145的右端被固定在外壳101的右端壁处。 Left locking portion 145 is fixed to the left end wall of the housing 101 and the locking portion of the right end wall 145 at the right end is fixed to the housing 101. 锁定部145不相对于外壳101移动,例如,不相对于外壳101枢转。 The locking portion 145 does not move relative to the housing 101, e.g., 101 does not pivot relative to the housing. 锁定部145分别在四个盒30能够被安装到其中的四个空间之上延伸。 Four lock portions 145 are in the cartridge 30 can be mounted to extend above the space in which the four. 在所述四个空间中的每一个空间中绕锁定部145形成空间。 Each of the four spaces in the space portion 145 is formed around the locking space. 因此,锁定部145在向上方向54和移除方向52上可接近。 Thus, the locking portion 145 is accessible in the upward direction 54 and the removal direction 52.

[0092] 锁定部145用于当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时在安装位置中锁定墨盒30。 [0092] The locking portion 145 for locking the cartridge 30 when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110 in a mounted position. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中并且枢转到作为第一姿态的实例的安装姿态时,墨盒30在移除方向52上接触锁定部145,并且锁定部145抵抗来自滑块107的推压力地并且抵抗墨盒30的螺旋弹簧78的推压力地锁定或者保持墨盒30,所述来自滑块107的推压力在移除方向52上推压墨盒30,所述螺旋弹簧78的推压力也在移除方向52上推压墨盒30。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 and when pivoted into a first posture as an example of a mounting posture, the locking portion 30 contacts the ink cartridge 145 in the removal direction 52, and the locking portion 145 against the urging force of the slider 107 from and the cartridge 30 against the urging of the coil spring 78 to the pressure holding or locking the cartridge 30, the pressing force from the slider 107 in the removal direction 52 pushes the ink cartridge 30, the urging force of the coil spring 78 are shifted In addition to the direction 52 pushes the ink cartridge 30.

[0093]〈触点106> [0093] <contacts 106>

[0094] 参考图2和7,四个触点106与外壳101的上部和外壳101的端表面相邻地定位。 [0094] Referring to Figures 2 and 7, four contacts 106 is positioned with the end surface of the upper housing 101 and the housing 101 adjacent. 虽然在绘图中没有示出,但是所述四个触点106在向左方向56和向右方向55上彼此对准并且间隔开。 Although not shown in the drawing, but the four contacts 106 are aligned in the leftward and rightward directions 56 and 55 spaced apart from each other. 所述四个触点106的布置对应于墨盒30的四个电极65的布置。 The four contacts 106 is arranged corresponding to the arrangement of the four electrodes 65 of the ink cartridge 30. 每一个触点106由具有导电性和弹性的材料制成并且能够在向上方向54上弹性地变形。 Each contact 106 is made of a material having conductivity and elasticity and can be elastically deformed in the upward direction 54. 分别与所述四个墨盒30对应地设置了四组的四个触点106。 The four ink cartridges 30 respectively are provided corresponding to four groups of four contacts 106. 在一组中的触点106的数目不限于四个,而是可以是两个、 三个或者多于四个,并且一个墨盒30的电极65的数目不限于四个,而是可以是两个、三个或者多于四个。 The number of contacts 106 in a group is not limited to four, but may be two, three or more than four, and a number of electrodes 65 of the ink cartridge 30 is not limited to four, but may be two , three or more than four.

[0095] 每一个触点106经由电路电连接到打印机10的算术单元(未示出)。 [0095] Each contact 106 is connected to the printer arithmetic unit (not shown) via electric circuit 10. 算术单元可以包括CPU、R0M和RAM,并且可以用作用于控制打印机10的操作的控制器。 The arithmetic unit may include a CPU, R0M, and RAM, and can be used as a controller for controlling operation of the printer 10. 当触点106和对应的电极65接触时,电压可以被从打印机10施加到电极65中的一个电极,或者电极65中的一个电极可以被接地。 When the contact 106 and a corresponding contact electrode 65, voltage may be applied from the printer 10 to one electrode of the electrode 65, an electrode or the electrode 65 may be grounded. 当触点106和对应的电极65接触时,存储在墨盒30的1C中的数据变得从打印机10可访问,并且该数据能够经由打印机10的电路被传输到算术单元。 When the contact 106 and the contact electrode 65 corresponding to the data 1C stored in the ink cartridge 30 becomes accessible from the printer 10, and the data can be transmitted to the arithmetic unit 10 via a printer circuit.

[0096]〈杆125> [0096] <rod 125>

[0097] 参考图2和7,杆125位于在墨供应管102上方的外壳101的端表面处。 [0097] Referring to Figures 2 and 7, the rod end 125 is located above the surface of the supply tube 102 of the housing 101 of the ink. 杆125在移除方向52上从该端表面延伸。 Rod 125 extending from the end surface 52 in the removal direction. 杆125具有沿着与移除方向52垂直的平面截取的横截面形状,并且类似圆的上半部地,杆125的横截面形状是大致倒U形状。 Rod 125 having a cross-sectional shape taken along a plane perpendicular to the removal direction 52, and similarly the upper half of the circle, the cross-sectional shape of the rod 125 has a substantially inverted U-shape. 杆125具有肋,所述肋从U形部的最上部分延伸,并且所述肋在移除方向52上延伸。 Lever 125 has a rib extending from the uppermost portion of the U-shaped portion of the ribs, and the ribs 52 extend in the removal direction. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,即,当墨盒30在安装位置中时,杆125被插入在墨盒30中形成的凹部96中。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, i.e., the concave portion when the ink cartridge 30 is in the mounted position, the rod 125 is inserted into the ink cartridge 30 is formed in 96.

[0098] 〈传感器103> [0098] <sensor 103>

[0099] 参考图2和7,传感器103位于外壳101的上部处。 [0099] Referring to Figures 2 and 7, the sensor 103 is located in an upper portion of the housing 101. 传感器103包括光发射部和光接收部。 Sensor 103 includes a light emitting portion and a light receiving portion. 光接收部在向右方向55或者向左方向56上与发射部间隔开。 Light receiving portion 55 in the rightward direction or leftward direction emitting portion 56 and spaced apart. 光发射部和光接收部在向右方向55和向左方向56上彼此面对。 56 face each other in the rightward and leftward direction of the light 55 emitting portion and a light receiving portion. 当墨盒30到盒安装部110的安装完成时,墨盒30的检测部62位于光发射部和光接收部之间。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110 is completed, the detection portion 62 is positioned between the cartridge 30 and the light emitting portion of the light receiving portion.

[0100] 传感器103的光发射部被构造成发射光,例如可见光或者红外光。 [0100] a light emitting sensor section 103 is configured to emit light, such as visible light or infrared light. 传感器103被构造成基于光接收部是否接收到从光发射部发射的光而输出不同的信号。 Sensor 103 is configured based on whether the light receiving unit receive the light emitted from the light emitting portion to output different signals. 如果光接收部未接收到从光发射部发射的光,即,如果由光接收部接收到的光的强度小于阈值,则传感器1〇3 输出低电平信号,即,其电平小于阈值电平的信号。 If the light receiving portion does not receive the light emitted from the light emitting portion, i.e., if the intensity of the light received by the light receiving portion is less than the threshold value, the sensor outputs a low level signal 1〇3, i.e., the level of which is less than the threshold level signal level. 在另一方面,如果光接收部接收到从光发射部发射的光,即,由光接收部接收到的光的强度大于或等于阈值,则传感器输出高电平信号,即,其电平大于或等于阈值电平的信号。 On the other hand, if the light receiving unit receive the light emitted from the light emitting portion, i.e., the intensity of the light received by the light receiving section is greater than or equal to the threshold value, the sensor outputs a high level signal, i.e., the level of which is greater than or equal to the threshold signal level.

[0101]〈墨盒30> [0101] <ink cartridge 30>

[0102] 参考图3至6,墨盒30是被构造成存储墨的容器。 [0102] with reference to FIGS. 3-6, the ink cartridge 30 is configured to store ink container. 墨盒30具有在其中形成的内部空间,并且内部空间是被构造成存储作为液体的实例的墨的、作为液体腔室的实例的墨腔室36。 The ink cartridge 30 has an inner space formed therein, and the inner space is configured to store as an example of liquid ink, as an example of a liquid chamber of the ink chamber 36. 墨盒30包括内部框架35、后盖31,和前盖32。 Cartridge 30 includes an inner frame 35, the rear cover 31, and the front cover 32. 后盖31和前盖32被彼此附接,并且内部框架35被后盖31和前盖32封装。 The front cover 31 and rear cover 32 are attached to each other, and the inner frame 35 is front cover 32 and rear cover 31 package. 后盖31和前盖32形成墨盒30的外形。 The rear cover 31 and the front cover 32 of the ink cartridge 30 is formed profile. 墨腔室36在内部框架35中形成。 The ink chamber 36 is formed in the inner frame 35. 在另一实施例中,墨盒35可以不具有内部框架35,并且后盖31和前盖32可以限定墨腔室36。 In another embodiment, the ink cartridge 35 may not have an inner frame 35, and the front cover 31 and rear cover 32 may define the ink chamber 36.

[0103]图3至6和15中所示的墨盒30的姿态是作为第一姿态的实例的安装姿态。 [0103] FIGS. 3-6 and the attitude shown in Figure 15 is the ink cartridge 30 as an example of the mounting attitude of the first posture. 如以下描述地,作为墨盒30的外面,墨盒30包括前面140、后面41、上面39、141,和下面42、142。 As described below, as the outside of the ink cartridge 30, cartridge 30 includes a front 140, a back 41, above 39,141, and below 42,142. 当墨盒30采取图3至6和15中所示姿态时,从后面41向前面140延伸的方向与插入方向51和向前方向57—致,从前面140向后面41延伸的方向与移除方向52和向后方向58—致,从上面39、141 向下面42、142延伸的方向与向下方向53—致,从下面42、142向上面39、141延伸的方向与向上方向54—致。 When the ink cartridge 30 taken 3 to 6 and Figure 15 in the posture shown in the forward direction from the back 41 and 57- actuation direction of insertion in front of the extending 14051, 14041 extending from the direction of the front toward the back of removal direction 58- and 52-induced rearward direction, from above to below 39,141 53- actuator 42, 142 extending in a direction to the downward direction, from below 42,142 54- induced a direction extending in an upward direction above 39,141. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中并且被安装于盒安装部11〇时,前面14〇面向插入方向51和向前方向57,后面41面向移除方向52和向后方向58,下面42、142面向向下方向53,并且上面39、141面向向上方向54。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 and is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 11〇, 14〇 front face 51 and a forward direction in the insertion direction 57, the rear face 41 in the removal direction 52 and backward directions 58, 42 below, 142 53 facing downward, above 39,141 and 54 facing upward direction.

[0104]参考图3至6,墨盒30具有沿着向右方向55和向左方向56的宽度尺寸、沿着向下方向53和向上方向54的高度尺寸、沿着向前方向57和向后方向58的深度尺寸。 [0104] with reference to FIGS. 3-6, the ink cartridge 30 and 55 having the rightward direction leftward direction of the width dimension 56, 53 along the height dimension of the downward direction and the upward direction 54, 57 in the forward direction and rearward 58 direction depth dimension. 宽度尺寸小于高度尺寸和深度尺寸中的每一个尺寸。 It is smaller than the width dimension of each of a height dimension and a depth dimension sizes. 前盖32包括当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时面向插入方向51和向前方向57的前面140,并且后盖31包括当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时面向移除方向52和向后方向58的后面41。 When the front cover 32 includes a cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 in the insertion direction 51 and facing the forward direction in front of 14,057, and includes a back 31 when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 in the removal direction 52 and facing 58 41 behind the rearward direction. 墨腔室36位于前面140和后面41之间。 The ink chamber 36 is located between the front 140 and rear 41.

[0105]〈后盖31> [0105] <back 31>

[0106]参考图3和4,后盖31具有盒子形状,其具有:侧面37、38,侧面37、38在向右方向55 和向左方向56上彼此间隔开;上面39和下面42,上面39和下面42在向下方向53和向上方向54上彼此间隔开;以及后面41。 [0106] Referring to Figures 3 and 4, the rear cover 31 has a box shape, having: side surface 37, 38, side surfaces 37, 38 spaced from each other in the leftward and rightward direction 55 56; upper 39 and lower 42, upper 39 and the following 4254 in a downward direction and the upward direction 53 spaced from each other; and 41 later. 侧面37、38分别面向向右方向55和向左方向56,上面39面向向上方向54,并且下面42面向向下方向53。 37 and 38 respectively facing side 55 rightward and leftward directions 56, 39 facing in an upward direction above 54, 42 and the lower face 53 in a downward direction. 侧面37、38、上面39和下面42在插入方向51和向前方向57上从后面41延伸,并且后盖31的内部空间朝向插入方向51和向前方向57敞开。 Sides 37, 38, upper 39 and lower 51 and 42 in the insertion direction 57 extending from the rear forward direction 41 and the inner space 31 of the rear cover 51 toward the insertion opening 57 and the forward direction. 内部框架35被从开口插入后盖31的内部空间中,g卩,后盖31覆盖内部框架35的后部。 Internal frame 35 is inserted from the opening in the inner space of the rear cover 31, g Jie, the rear cover 31 covers the rear of the inner frame 35. 墨腔室36 位于上面39和下面42之间。 36 located above the ink chamber 39 and 42 below.

[0107] 后面41包括上部41U和下部41L。 [0107] 41 includes an upper portion 41U and a rear lower portion 41L. 上部41U位于下部41L上方,S卩,上部41比下部41L 在向上方向54上定位得远。 Lower portion 41L is located above the upper portion 41U, S Jie, an upper portion 41 is positioned farther than a lower portion 41L in the upward direction 54. 换言之,下部41L位于上部41U下方,S卩,下部41L比上部41U在向下方向53上定位得远。 In other words, the lower portion 41L is located below the upper portion 41U, S Jie, the lower portion 41L is positioned farther than the upper portion 41U in the downward direction 53. 下部41L比上部41U更向前定位,g卩,下部41L比上部41U在向前方向57 上定位得远。 Lower portion 41L is positioned further forward than the upper portion 41U, g Jie, a lower portion than the upper portion 41U 41L in direction 57 positioned far forward. 在这个实施例中,上部41U和下部41L中的每一个是平面,g卩,平坦表面。 In this embodiment, the upper 41U and lower portions 41L are each a plane, g Jie, flat surface. 上部41U和下部41L彼此交叉,从而形成在其间的角度,该角度不是直角。 An upper portion 41U and a lower portion 41L cross each other to form an angle therebetween, which angle is not a right angle. 下部41L相对于向下方向53和向上方向54倾斜,使得随着它接近下面42,下部41L变得更接近于前面140,即,在更接近于下面42的位置处,下部41L更接近于前面140。 Lower portion 41L with respect to the downward direction 53 and 54 obliquely upward direction, so that as it approaches below 42, the lower portion 41L becomes closer to the front 140, i.e., at a position closer to the bottom wall 42, the lower portion 41L closer to the front 140. 参考图15B,上部41U在其上包括字母或符号,并且该字母或符号指示应该推动上部41U。 Referring 15B, the upper portion 41U thereon including letters or symbols, letters, or symbols and the upper portion 41U should promote indication. 例如,上部41U在其上包括字母“PUSH (推动)”,使得当用户将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中时,用户可以推动上部41U。 For example, the upper portion 41U thereon comprising letters "the PUSH (push)", such that when a user when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the user can push the upper portion 41U. 符号的实例可以是箭头或者手指的图片。 Examples of symbols can be the picture of an arrow or finger.

[0108] 参考图3和4,后盖31包括突起43,突起43从上面39延伸。 [0108] Referring to Figures 3 and 4, the rear cover 31 includes a projection 43, the projection 43 extends from the top 39. 突起43大约位于上面39在向右方向55和向左方向56上的中央处,并且在插入方向51 (向前方向57)和移除方向52 (向后方向58)上延伸。 Protrusions 43 located approximately at the center of the top 39 in the leftward direction and the rightward direction 55 56 and 51 extend in the insertion direction (forward direction 57) and the removal direction 52 (58 rearward direction). 突起43包括锁定表面151,锁定表面151面向移除方向52 (向后方向58)。 43 includes a locking projection surface 151, locking surface 151 facing the removal direction 52 (58 rearward direction). 锁定表面151在向上方向54和向下方向53上延伸。 151 locking surface 54 extending in an upward direction and downward direction 53. 锁定表面151被构造成当墨盒被安装到盒安装部110时在移除方向52上接触盒安装部110的锁定部145。 Locking surface 151 in the removal direction 52 contacting cartridge locking portion 145 when the mounting portion 110 is configured such that when the ink cartridge is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110. 通过锁定表面151在移除方向52上接触锁定部145,抵抗经由滑块107传递的拉伸弹簧114的推压力和螺旋弹簧78的推压力地,墨盒30被锁定或者保持在盒安装部110中。 By a locking surface 151 in the removal direction 52 contacting the locking portion 145 against the tension spring 107 is transmitted via the pressing force of the slider 114 and the urging force of the coil spring 78, the ink cartridge 30 is locked or held in the cartridge mounting portion 110 .

[0109]参考图16A,突起43包括加强表面152、153。 [0109] Referring to Figure 16A, the protrusion 43 comprises a surface of the reinforcing 152,153. 加强表面152、153分别与锁定表面151 在向右方向55和向左方向56上的右端和左端连续并且从其延伸。 Right and left ends 152, 153 to strengthen the surface in the rightward direction and the leftward direction 55 and 56 continuously extending from the locking surface 151, respectively. 换言之,加强表面152、153 彼此尚开地从锁定表面151的右端和左端延伸。 In other words, surfaces 152, 153 still strengthen apart from the locking surface 151 extending right and left ends to each other. 加强表面I52、153从虚拟平面P4朝向插入方向51 (向前方向57)延伸,从而分别在加强表面152、153和虚拟平面P4之间形成锐角,该虚拟平面P4包括锁定表面151并且在向下方向53、向上方向53、向右方向55和向左方向56上延伸。 From the virtual plane surface of the reinforcing I52,153 P4 extending in insertion direction 51 (forward direction 57), respectively, so that the reinforcement forms an acute angle between the surfaces 152 and 153 and the virtual plane P4, P4 of the virtual plane and comprises a locking surface 151 in a downward direction 53, the upward direction 53, 55 extending in the rightward and leftward direction 56. 虚拟平面P4垂直于图WA的图纸。 P4 virtual plane perpendicular to the drawing of FIG WA. 加强表面152、153加强突起43的强度和刚度,并且因此锁定表面151被损坏的可能性降低。 Surface of the reinforcing projections 152, 153 to strengthen the strength and rigidity of 43, and thus reduce the likelihood of the locking surface 151 being damaged. 因为加强表面152、153不比锁定表面151更向后延伸, 即,加强表面152、153不比锁定表面151在向后方向58上延伸得远,所以加强表面152、153可以不接触盒安装部110的锁定部145。 Since the locking surface of the reinforcing surface 151 is more than 152, 153 extending rearwardly, i.e., to strengthen the locking surface 151 than the surface 152, 153 extend farther in a rearward direction 58, the surfaces 152, 153 may not contact reinforcing cartridge mounting portion 110 the locking portion 145. 因此,如果锁定表面145在锁定部145上滑动,则加强表面152、153可以不增加滑动阻力。 Thus, if the locking surface 145 on the locking slide portion 145, 152, 153 of the surface of the reinforcing sliding resistance may not be increased.

[0110]突起43包括水平表面154,水平表面154位于锁定表面151的前方,g卩,比锁定表面151在向前方向57上定位得远。 [0110] 43 includes a horizontal projection surface 154, the horizontal surface 154 of the locking front surface 151, g Jie, than the locking surface 151 is positioned farther forward in the direction 57. 水平表面154与锁定表面151连续。 The horizontal surface 154 and locking surface 151 continuously. 水平表面154在向右方向55、向左方向56、向前方向57和向后方向58上延伸。 58 on the horizontal surface 154 in the rightward direction 55, 56 in the left direction, the forward direction 57 and backward direction. 突起43包括倾斜表面155,倾斜表面155 在水平表面154的前方,S卩,比水平表面154在向前方向57上定位得远。 Protrusion 43 includes an inclined surface 155, front surface 155 is inclined in the horizontal surface 154, S Jie, than the horizontal upper surface 154 is positioned farther forward in the direction 57. 倾斜表面155与水平表面154连续。 The inclined surface 155 and horizontal surface 154 continuously. 倾斜表面155面向向上方向54和向前方向57。 The inclined surface 155 faces an upward direction 54 and 57 in the forward direction. 因此,倾斜表面155当在向下方向53上观察墨盒30时是可观察的并且当在向后方向58上观察墨盒时是可观察的。 Accordingly, the inclined surface 155 when viewing the ink cartridge when viewed in a rearward direction 58 can be observed when the ink cartridge 30 is viewed in a downward direction 53. 因为水平平面154位于锁定表面154和倾斜表面155之间,所以锁定表面151和倾斜表面155不彼此交叉,从而形成在其间的锐角。 Because the horizontal plane 154 is located between the locking surface 154 and the inclined surface 155, the locking surface 151 and the inclined surface 155 does not intersect with each other, so as to form an acute angle therebetween. 在将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中期间,盒安装部145的锁定部145在倾斜表面155和水平表面154上滑动,并且因此被平滑地引导到比锁定表面151更向后的位置,g卩,比锁定表面151在向后方向58上更远的位置。 During the ink cartridge 30 into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the cartridge mounting portion 145 of the locking portion 145 on the inclined surface 155 and a horizontal slide surface 154, and thus is smoothly guided to a more rearward position than the locking surface 151, g Jie , 151 than the lock surface 58 in the rearward direction position farther on.

[0111] 参考图16A和16B,突起43包括加强表面156、157。 [0111] with reference to FIGS. 16A and 16B, the protrusion 43 comprises a reinforcing surface 156, 157. 加强表面156、157分别与倾斜表面155在向右方向55和向左方向56上的右端和左端连续并且从其延伸。 156, 157 and the inclined surface of the reinforcing surface 155 of the right and left direction in the right and left directions 55 and 56 continuously extending therefrom, respectively. 换言之,加强表面156、157彼此离开地从倾斜表面155的右端和左端延伸。 In other words, leaving the surface of the reinforcing 156,157 extending from the right and left inclined surfaces 155 to each other. 加强表面156、157从虚拟平面P5朝向向下方向53延伸,从而分别在加强表面156、157和虚拟平面P5之间形成锐角,该虚拟平面P5包括倾斜表面I55并且在向右方向55和向左方向56上延伸。 53 156, 157 extending from the surface of the reinforcing P5 imaginary plane toward a downward direction, respectively, so that the reinforcement forms an acute angle between the surfaces 156, 157 and the virtual plane P5, P5 including the virtual plane surface inclined in the leftward and rightward direction I55 and 55 56 extends in a direction. 虚拟平面P5垂直于图16B的图纸。 P5 perpendicular to a virtual plane of the drawing of FIG. 16B. 加强表面156、157加强突起43的强度和刚度,并且因此倾斜平面155被损坏的可能性降低。 156, 157 to strengthen the surface of the reinforcing strength and rigidity of the projection 43, and thus the likelihood of damage to the inclined plane 155 is decreased. 因为加强表面156、157不比倾斜表面I55更向上延伸,S卩,加强表面156、157不比倾斜表面155在向上方向54上延伸得远,所以加强表面156、157可以不接触盒安装部110的锁定部145。 Because the surface of the reinforcing 156,157 more than the inclined surface extending upwardly I55, S Jie, 156, 157 than the inclined surface of the reinforcing surface 155 extends farther in an upward direction 54, thus reinforcing the locking surface 156, 157 may not contact the cartridge mounting portion 110 145. 因此,如果倾斜表面155在锁定部145上滑动,则可以不由加强表面156、157增加滑动阻力。 Therefore, if the inclined surface 155 on the locking slide portion 145, the surfaces 156, 157 may not be strengthened to increase sliding resistance.

[0112]后盖31在上面39处包括操作部90,并且操作部90比锁定表面151更向后定位,gp, 比锁定表面151在向后方向58上定位得远。 [0112] cover 31 includes an operating section 90 at top 39, and the operation portion 90 is positioned further than the locking surface 151 rearwardly, GP, than the locking surface 151 is positioned farther in a rearward direction 58. 上面39包括副上面91,副上面91位于上面39的后端处。 39 comprises a top sub 91 above, the top sub 91 is located above the rear end 39. 副上面91位于上面39的其余部分下方,即,副上面91比上面39的其余部分在向下方向53上定位得远。 Upper sub 91 is located below the rest of the upper 39, i.e., the top sub 91 than the rest of upper 39 is positioned farther in a downward direction 53. 操作部90位于副上面91上方,g卩,操作部90比副上面91在向上方向54上定位得远,使得在其间形成空间。 The operation portion 90 is positioned above the top sub 91, g Jie, the operating portion 9091 is positioned farther than the top sub 54 in the upward direction, such that a space is formed therebetween. 操作部90从与在副上面91和上面39的其余部分之间的边界相邻的位置超过突起43地在向上方向54上延伸,并且然后斜向下地,S卩,在向后方向58和向下方向53上延伸。 Exceeds the operating portion 90 projecting from the boundary between the upper sub 91 and the rest of the top 39 at a position adjacent 43 extends in an upward direction 54, and then diagonally downward, S Jie, 58 in the rearward direction and to 53 extending in the downward direction. 后盖31包括肋94,肋94在操作部9〇和副上面91之间延伸。 The rear cover 31 includes a rib 94, the ribs 94 extend between the operation portion and the sub 9〇 91 above. 肋94与操作部90和副上面91连续。 The ribs 94 and the operation portion 90 and the top sub 91 continuously. 肋94还在向后方向58上延伸。 58 the ribs 94 also extend rearward direction. 参考图15B,肋94、操作部90和副上面91中的每一个具有沿着向右方向55和向左方向56的尺寸,并且沿着向右方向55和向左方向56,肋94 的尺寸小于操作部90的尺寸和副上面91的尺寸中的每一个尺寸。 Referring 15B, the ribs 94, an operation portion 90 and each of the above sub 91 having a dimension in the leftward direction and the rightward direction 55 56 and 55 along the rightward direction and leftward direction 56, the size of the ribs 94 size of each dimension is less than 91 the operation portion 90 and the size of the sub-top.

[0113] 操作部90包括操作表面92,操作表面92面向向上方向54和向后方向58。 [0113] the operation unit 9092, the operation surface 92 facing in an upward direction 54 and backward directions including an operating surface 58. 沿着向前方向57和向后方向58操作表面92的位置和副上面91的位置至少部分地重叠。 58 and backward direction 57 operating in the forward direction and the position of the surface 92 above the position of the sub 91 is at least partially overlap. 换言之,操作表面92和副上面91在向下方向53和向上方向54上至少部分地重叠。 In other words, the operation surface 92 and the upper sub 91 at least partially overlap in the downward direction and the upward direction 53 54. 换言之,操作表面92的至少一部分在向下方向53和向上方向54上与副上面91的至少一部分对准。 In other words, at least a portion of the operation surface 92 is aligned with at least part of the sub-top 91 in the downward direction and the upward direction 53 54. 副上面91比操作表面92在向下方向53上定位得远,并且在操作表面92和副上面91之间在向下方向53上形成空间。 91 above the sub-surface 92 is positioned farther than the operation in the downward direction 53, and 92 and the operation surface 91 is formed between the upper sub-space 53 in the downward direction. 操作表面92包括多个突起,S卩,多个伸长突起93,所述多个突起每一个在向右方向55 和向左方向56上延伸。 Operating surface 92 includes a plurality of protrusions, S Jie, a plurality of elongated projections 93, each of the plurality of projections extending in the rightward and leftward direction 56 55. 伸长突起93在向前方向57和向后方向58上彼此间隔开。 Elongated projections 93 in a forward direction 57 and backward direction 58 spaced from each other. 利用伸长突起93,操作表面92变得对于用户可识别,并且当用户利用他的/她的手指操作操作表面92 时,操作表面92变得防滑。 Using the extension of the projection 93, the operating surface 92 for the user to become recognizable, and 92, the operation becomes non-slip surface 92 when the user of his / her finger operating the operation surface.

[0114] 参考图15A和15B,当在向下方向53上观察墨盒30时和当在向前方向57和插入方向51上观察墨盒30时,操作表面92是可观察的。 [0114] with reference to FIGS. 15A and 15B, when the ink cartridge 30 and when viewed in a forward direction 57 and the direction of insertion of the ink cartridge 51, the operating surface 92 is observable 30 as viewed in the downward direction 53. 换言之,当在从上面39朝向下面42延伸的方向上观察墨盒30时和当在从后面41朝向前面140延伸的方向上观察墨盒30时,操作表面是可观察的。 In other words, when the ink cartridge 30 and when viewed in a direction toward the front from the back 41 extending in the direction of the ink cartridge 140, the operating surface is observable when viewed in a direction 30 extending from above toward below 3942. 操作表面92是用户操作以从在盒安装部110中的锁定状态解锁或者释放墨盒30的表面。 User operation is the operation surface 92 is unlocked from the locked state to the cartridge mounting portion 110 or the release surface 30 of the cartridge. 操作部90被固定到后盖31,例如操作部90被与后盖31—体地模制,并且因此操作部90 不相对于后盖31移动,例如不相对于后盖31枢转。 The operation portion 90 is fixed to the rear cover 31, for example, the operation portion 90 is the rear cover 31- molded body, and thus the operation portion 90 does not move relative to the rear cover 31, for example with respect to the rear cover 31 does not pivot. 因此,从用户施加到操作表面92的力在不改变它的方向的情况下被直接传递到后盖31。 Thus, the force applied to the user from the operating surface 92 to the back cover 31 is directly transmitted without changing its direction. 在这个实施例中,操作部90也不相对于内部框架35或者墨腔室36移动,例如不相对于内部框架35或者墨腔室36枢转。 In this embodiment, the operation unit 90 with respect to the inner frame 35 is not moving or the ink chamber 36, for example, not with respect to the inner frame 35 or the ink chamber 36 pivot.

[0115] 操作表面92的至少一部分比锁定表面151在向上方向54上突出得远。 [0115] than the operation of at least a portion of the surface 151 protrudes farther in an upward direction 54 of the locking surface 92.

[0116]参考图14,操作表面92和插入方向51 (向前方向57)形成在其间的角度0,并且角度9大于或等于10度并且小于或等于45度。 [0116] Referring to FIG 14, the operation surfaces 92 and 51 in the insertion direction (forward direction 57) forming therebetween an angle of 0, and the angle 9 is greater than or equal to 10 degrees and less than or equal to 45 degrees. 参考图15B,肋94、操作表面92和副上面91中的每一个具有沿着向右方向55和向左方向56的尺寸,并且沿着向右方向55和向左方向56,肋94的尺寸D20小于操作表面92的尺寸D21和副上面91的尺寸D22中的每一个尺寸。 Referring 15B, the ribs 94, surface 92, and the operation of each of the upper sub 91 having a dimension in the leftward direction and the rightward direction 55 56 and 55 along the rightward direction and leftward direction 56, the size of the ribs 94 D20 size less than the operating surface of each of a size in the D22 91 D21 size of 92 and above the sub.

[0117] 〈前盖32> [0117] <front cover 32>

[0118] 参考图3和4,前盖32具有盒子形状,其具有:侧面143、144,侧面143、144在向右方向55和向左方向56上彼此间隔开;上面141和下面142,上面141和下面142在向下方向53和向上方向54上彼此间隔开;以及前面140。 [0118] Referring to Figures 3 and 4, the front cover 32 has a box shape, having: a side 143, 144, side surfaces 143 and 144 spaced from each other in the leftward and rightward direction 55 56; upper 141 and lower 142, above below 141 and 53 14 254 in the downward direction and the upward direction spaced from each other; and 140 in front. 侧面143、144分别面向向右方向55和向左方向56, 上面141面向向上方向54,并且下面142面向向下方向53。 143 and 144 respectively facing the side 55 rightward and leftward direction 56, upper face in the upward direction 141 54, 142 and the lower face 53 in a downward direction. 侧面143、144、上面141和下面142 在移除方向52和向后方向58上从前面140延伸,并且前盖32的内部空间朝向移除方向52和向后方向58敞开。 Side 143, 144, 142 extending below the top 141 and 140 from the front in the removal direction 52 and backward direction 58, the internal space 32 and the front cover 52 toward the removal direction 58 is open and backward directions. 内部框架35被从开口插入前盖32的内部空间中。 Lid inner frame 35 is in the inner space 32 from the front opening of the insertion. 前盖32覆盖不被后盖31 覆盖的、内部框架35的前部。 The front cover 32 covers the rear cover 31 is not, the front portion 35 of the inner frame. 墨腔室36位于上面141和下面142之间。 The ink chamber 36 is positioned between the upper 141 and lower 142.

[0119] 前盖32的上面141和后盖31的上面39构成墨盒30的上面。 The above [0119] 141 above the front cover 32 and back cover 31 of the top 39 constituting the ink cartridge 30. 前盖32的下面142和后盖31的下面42构成墨盒30的下面。 32 below the front cover 142 and rear cover 31 below 42 constituting the ink container 30. 更具体地,当墨盒30在安装姿态(第一姿态)中时,前盖32的下面142在向前方向57和向后方向58上延伸,并且后盖31的下面42面向向下方向53和向后方向58。 More specifically, when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted in a posture (first posture) when the front cover 142 of the following 32 extends forward direction 58 and backward direction 57, and the lower cover 31 facing downward direction 53 and 42 backward direction 58. 下面42相对于下面142倾斜。 Below 42 inclined with respect to 142 below. 在这个实施例中,下面42和下面142中的每一个下面是平面,即,平坦表面。 In this embodiment, each of the following 42 below and the following 142 is a planar, i.e., flat surface. 前盖32的侧面143、144和后盖31的侧面:37、38构成墨盒30的侧面。 143, 144 cover the front side and the rear side 32 of the 31: 37, 38 constituting the ink cartridge 30 side. 前盖32的前面140构成墨盒30的前面,并且后盖31的后面41构成墨盒30的后面。 In front of the front cover 140 constituting the front 32 of the cartridge 30, the rear cover 31 and 41 constituting the rear of the ink cartridge 30. 前面140和后面41在向前方向57和向后方向58上彼此间隔开。 The front 41 and rear 140 spaced from each other in a forward direction 57 and backward direction 58.

[0120]墨盒30的前面、后面、上面、下面和侧面中的每一个可以不需要形成单一平坦表面。 [0120] the front, back, top, bottom and side surfaces of each of the ink cartridge 30 may not need to form a single flat surface. 墨盒30的前面是如下面:当在向后方向58上观察在第一姿态中的墨盒30时是可观察的, 并且比在第一姿态中的墨盒30相对于向前方向57和向后方向58的中央更向前定位,g卩,比在第一姿态中的墨盒30相对于向前方向57和向后方向58的中央在向前方向57上定位得远。 In front of the ink cartridge 30 are as following: when viewed in the first posture in a rearward direction 58 when the ink cartridge 30 is viewed, and the cartridge 30 relative to the forward than in the first posture in a direction 57 and backward directions more forward positioning of the center 58, g Jie, 58 and backward directions with respect to the forward direction 57 than in the first posture the ink cartridge 30 with a centrally located farther in a forward direction 57. 墨盒30的后面是如下面:当在向前方向57上观察在第一姿态中的墨盒时是可观察的,并且比在第一姿态中的墨盒30相对于向前方向57和向后方向58的中央更向后定位,S卩,比在第一姿态中的墨盒30相对于向前方向57和向后方向58的中央在向后方向58上定位得远。 Behind the ink cartridges 30 are as following: the ink cartridge when viewed in the first posture in the forward direction 57 is observed, and the ratio of the ink cartridge 30 in the first posture with respect to the forward direction 57 and backward directions 58 more positioned rearwardly of the central, S Jie, 58 and backward directions with respect to the forward direction 57 than in the first posture the ink cartridge 30 with a centrally located farther in a rearward direction 58. 墨盒30的上面是如下面:当在向下方向53上观察在第一姿态中的墨盒30时是可观察的,并且位于墨盒30相对于向下方向53和向上方向54的中央的上方,g卩,比墨盒30相对于向下方向53 和向上方向54的中央在向上方向54上定位得远。 The above ink cartridge 30 are as following: 30 is observed when viewed in the first posture in the downward direction of the ink cartridge 53, and is located above the center of the cartridge 30 with respect to the upward direction and downward direction 53 to 54, g Jie, the center in the upward direction 54 is positioned farther than the ink cartridge 30 with respect to the upward direction and downward direction 53 54. 墨盒30的下面是如下面:当在向上方向54 上观察在第一姿态中的墨盒30时是可观察的,并且位于墨盒30相对于向下方向53和向上方向54的中央下方,g|3,比墨盒30相对于向下方向53和向上方向54的中央在向下方向53上定位得远。 As the ink container 30 is the following: When 30 is observed can be observed in the first posture in the upward direction of the ink cartridge 54, the ink cartridge 30 and positioned with respect to the upward direction and downward direction below the center 53, 54 of G | 3 with respect to the center of the upward direction and downward direction 53 to 54 in the downward direction 53 is positioned farther than the ink container 30. 墨盒30的侧面中的一个侧面是如下面:当在向左方向56上观察在第一姿态中的墨盒30时是可观察的,并且向墨盒30相对于向右方向55和向左方向56的中央的右方定位,即, 比墨盒30相对于向右方向55和向左方向56的中央在向右方向55上定位得远。 A side surface side of the ink cartridge 30 are such as the following: the ink cartridge when viewed in the first posture in the left direction is observed when 56 of 30, 56 and 30 with respect to the ink cartridge 55 rightward and leftward directions positioning the right of the center, i.e., 55 is positioned farther than the ink cartridge 30 with respect to the leftward and rightward direction in the center 56 of the 55 rightward direction. 墨盒30的侧面中的另一个侧面是如下面:当在向右方向55上观察在第一姿态中的墨盒30时是可观察的, 并且向墨盒30相对于向右方向55和向左方向56的中央的左方定位,S卩,比墨盒30相对于向右方向55和向左方向56的中央在向左方向56上定位得远。 The other side surface side of the ink cartridge 30 are such as the following: the ink cartridge when viewed in the first posture in the right direction is observed 55 30, and 30 with respect to the ink cartridge 55 rightward and leftward directions 56 positioning the left center, S Jie, positioned farther than the ink cartridge 30 with respect to the leftward and rightward direction 56 55 56 center in the left direction.

[0121] 前盖32具有凹部96,凹部96在前面140的上部中形成。 [0121] The front cover 32 has a recess 96, the recess 96 formed in the upper front portion 140. 凹部96在向后方向58上从前面140延伸。 Recessed portion 96 extends from the front face 140 in a rearward direction 58. 凹部96被构造成当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时接收杆125。 Recessed portion 96 is configured to receive the rod 125 when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110. 凹部96具有沿着与向前方向57和向后方向58垂直的平面截取的横截面形状,并且凹部96的横截面形状对应于杆125的横截面形状。 Along a portion 96 having a recess 57 with a forward and backward directions 58 perpendicular to the plane of the cross-sectional shape taken in a direction cross-sectional shape and the recess 96 corresponds to the cross-sectional shape of the rod 125.

[0122] 前盖32具有开口97,开口97在向后方向58上通过前面140的下部形成。 [0122] The front cover 32 has an opening 97, an opening 97 is formed through the lower portion 140 of the front 58 in the rearward direction. 开口97被构造成当内部框架35被插入前盖32中时允许墨供应部34通过开口97延伸,使得墨供应部34位于前盖32的外部。 Opening 97 is configured such that when the inner frame 35 is inserted into the front cover 32 allows the ink supply portion 34 extends through the opening 97, so that the ink supply portion 34 located on the front of the outer cover 32. 开口97的位置、尺寸和形状对应于墨供应部34的位置、尺寸和形状。 The position of the opening 97, the size and shape corresponding to the position, size and shape of the ink supply portion 34.

[0123] 前盖32包括第一突起85和第二突起86,第一突起85和第二突起86位于前面140处。 [0123] The front cover 32 includes a first protrusion 85 and second protrusion 86, the first protrusion 85 and second protrusion 86 located at the front 140. 第一突起85在前盖32的上端处在向前方向57上延伸。 A first projection 85 extending in the upper end of the front cover 32 in the forward direction 57. 凹部96在面向向前方向57的第一突起57的远侧端中形成。 The concave portion 96 is formed at the distal end of the first projection 57 facing in the forward direction 57. 面向向前方向57的第一突起57的远侧端是前面140的一部分。 Facing the forward direction of the first distal end of the projection 57 of the front part 57 is 140.

[0124] 第二突起86在前盖32的下端处在向前方向57上延伸。 [0124] The second projection 32 of the lower end 86 of the front cover 57 extends in the forward direction. 第二突起86位于墨供应部34 下方,即,比墨供应部34在向下方向53上定位得远。 The second projection 86 is located below the ink supply portion 34, i.e., 34 is positioned farther in a downward direction 53 than the ink supply portion. 突起86具有凹部87,凹部87在突起S6的下面中形成,并且凹部87在向前方向57和向下方向53上敞开。 Projection 86 has a recess 87, the recess portion 87 is formed below the projection S6, 87 and the recess 57 is open in the forward direction and the downward direction 53. 第二突起86的、限定凹部87的部分在向下方向53上超过前盖32的下面142地延伸。 The second protrusions 86, 87 define a portion of the recess portion 53 in the downward direction 142 to below 32 extends over the front cover. 在将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中期间, 滑块107进入凹部87并且接触第二突起86的、限定凹部87的部分。 During the ink cartridge 30 into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the slider 107 into the recess 87 and the contact portion of the second protrusion 86 defining the recess 87. 第二突起86是接收部的实例。 86 is an example of the second protrusion receiving portion.

[0125] 前盖32具有开口98,开口98在向下方向53上通过上面141形成。 [0125] The front cover 32 has an opening 98, an opening 98 is formed in the downward direction 141 through 53 above. 开口98被构造成当内部框架35被插入前盖32中时允许检测部62的一部分通过开口98延伸,使得检测部62位于前盖32的外部。 The opening 98 is configured such that when the inner frame 35 is inserted into the front cover 32 allow a portion of the detecting portion 62 extends through the opening 98, so that the detection unit 62 is located outside the front cover 32. 开口98的位置、尺寸和形状对应于检测部62的部分的位置、尺寸和形状。 The position of the opening 98, the size and shape of the portion corresponding to the position detecting section 62, the size and shape.

[0126] 墨盒30包括1C板64,1C板64位于在第一突起85和墨供应部34上方的,即,比第一突起85和墨供应部34在向上方向54上更远的前盖32的上面141处。 [0126] The ink cartridge 30 comprises a plate 1C 64,1C a first plate 64 positioned above the projection 85 and the ink supply portion 34, i.e., than the ink supply portion 85 and a first projection 34 in the upward direction of the front cover 54 farther 32 above 141. 1C板64包括在其上形成的四个电极65。 1C plate 64 comprises four electrodes 65 formed thereon. 所述四个电极65被暴露并且面向向上方向54。 The four electrodes 65 is exposed and facing upward direction 54. 每一个电极65是电接口的实例。 Each electrode 65 is an example of an electrical interface. 四个电极65在向左方向5e和向右方向55上彼此对准并且间隔开。 Four electrodes 65 aligned in the leftward and rightward directions 5e 55 from each other and spaced apart. 每一个电极65在向前方向57和向后方向58上伸长。 Each electrode 65 is extended in a forward direction 57 and backward direction 58. 1C板64还包括1C (集成电路,未示出),并且所述四个电极65被电连接到ICoIC存储有关墨盒30的信息,诸如批号、制造日期、墨颜色等。 1C further comprises a plate 64 1C (IC, not shown), and the information to be electrically connected to the ink cartridge 30 stores information about ICoIC four electrodes 65, such as lot number, date of manufacture, and other ink colors. 该信息能够被从外部读出。 This information can be read out from the outside.

[0127]在将墨盒3〇插入盒安装部1〇〇中期间并且还当墨盒30到盒安装部100的安装完成时,所述四个电极65接触盒安装部11 〇的四个触点106。 [0127] During the ink cartridge inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 1〇〇 3〇 and also when the ink cartridge 30 to complete the mounting of the cartridge mounting portion 100, the electrode 65 is in contact with four cartridge mounting portions 11 of the four contacts 106 billion .

[0128]〈内部框架35> [0128] <inner frame 35>

[0129]虽然没有详细地在绘图中示出,但是内部框架35包括环形或者圈(loop)形壁,并且被该壁包围的内部空间分别在内部框架35的右端和左端处在向右方向55和向左方向56 上敞开。 [0129] Although not shown in detail in the drawing, the inner frame 35 comprises an annular or ring (Loop) shaped wall, and an inner space surrounded by the wall in the right direction, respectively, right and left ends 35 of the inner frame 55 56 is open and the left direction. 膜(未示出)被附接到内部框架35的右端和左端,使得内部框架35的内部空间被闭合,并且内部空间成为被构造成在其中存储墨的墨腔室36。 Film (not shown) is attached to the right and left ends of the inner frame 35, so that the inner space of the inner frame 35 is closed, and the inner space is configured to be stored therein ink in the ink chamber 36. 内部框架35包括前面40,并且墨供应部34位于前面40处。 The inner frame 35 includes a front face 40, and the ink supply portion 34 is located at the front 40. 当内部框架35被插入前盖32中时,内部框架35的前面40与前盖32 的前面140相邻地定位。 When the inner frame 35 is inserted into the front cover 32, the front 40 of the inner frame 35 and the front 32 of the front cover 140 is positioned adjacent.

[0130]〈墨供应部34> [0130] <ink supply unit 34>

[0131] 参考图6,墨供应部34通过穿过前盖32的前面140形成的开口97在向前方向57上从内部框架35的前面40延伸到前盖32的外部。 [0131] Referring to FIG 6, a front opening 32 formed through the front cover 140 of the ink supply portion 34 extending from the front face 97 at the front 35 of the inner frame 57 to the forward direction 40 of the lid 32 outside. 墨供应部34具有圆柱形外形。 Ink supply portion 34 has a cylindrical outer shape. 墨供应部34包括: 柱形壁73,柱形壁73具有内部空间、具有圆柱形形状;密封部件76;和帽79。 Ink supply portion 34 comprises: a cylindrical wall 73, cylindrical wall 73 having an inner space, having a cylindrical shape; and a sealing member 76; and a cap 79. 密封部件76和帽79被附接到柱形壁73。 The seal member 76 and the cap 79 is attached to the cylindrical wall 73.

[0132] 柱形壁73从墨腔室36的内部延伸到墨腔室36的外部。 [0132] cylindrical wall 73 extending from the inside of the ink chamber 36 to the outside of the ink chamber 36. 柱形壁73的内部空间在柱形壁73的后端处向墨腔室36敞开。 Cylindrical wall 73 of the inner space of the ink chamber 36 is open at the rear end of the cylindrical wall 73. 柱形壁73的内部空间在柱形壁73的前端处向墨盒30的外部打开。 Cylindrical wall 73 of the inner space opening to the outside of the ink cartridge 30 at the front end of the cylindrical wall 73. 经由柱形壁73的内部空间允许在墨腔室36和墨盒30的外部之间的连通。 Via the inner space of the cylindrical wall 73 to allow communication between the chamber 36 and the exterior of the ink cartridge 30. 墨供应部34 被构造成通过柱形壁73的内部空间向墨盒30的外部供应存储在墨腔室36中的墨。 Ink supply portion 34 is configured to store ink to the ink cartridge 30 is externally supplied in the ink chamber 36 through the inner space of the cylindrical wall 73. 密封部件76和帽79被附接到柱形壁73的前端。 The seal member 76 and the cap 79 is attached to the distal end 73 of the cylindrical wall.

[0133] 墨供应部34包括阀77和螺旋弹簧78,阀77和螺旋弹簧78位于柱形壁73的内部空间中。 [0133] The ink supply portion 34 comprises a valve 77 and a coil spring 78, valve 77 and coil spring 78 is located in the inner space of the cylindrical wall 73. 阀77和螺旋弹簧78被构造成在以下状态之间切换墨供应部34的状态:允许墨通过柱形壁73的内部空间向墨盒30的外部流出墨腔室30的状态(见图11)和防止墨向墨盒30的外部流出柱形壁73的内部空间的状态(见图6)。 Valve 77 and the coil spring 78 is configured to switch the state between the ink supply portion 34 of the following states: the ink is allowed by the internal space of the cylindrical wall 73 flows out of the ink cartridge 30 in chamber 30 (see FIG. 11) and to prevent the state of the ink cartridge 30 flows out of the inner space of the cylindrical wall 73 (see FIG. 6).

[0134] 阀77被构造成在向前方向57和向后方向58上移动以选择性地打开和关闭通过密封部件76的中央形成的墨供应开口71。 [0134] valve 77 is configured to move in a forward direction 57 and backward direction 58 to selectively open and close the ink supply is formed by the central opening 76 a sealing member 71. 螺旋弹簧78被构造成在向前方向57 (插入方向51)上推压阀77,使得当外力不被施加到阀77时,阀77接触密封部件76并且关闭墨供应开口71。 A coil spring 78 is configured to be 57 in the forward direction (insertion direction 51) of thrusting the upper valve 77, such that when an external force is not applied to the valve 77, the valve 77 contacts the sealing member 76 and closes the ink supply opening 71.

[0135] 密封部件76位于柱形壁73的前端处。 [0135] the sealing member 76 at the front end of the cylindrical wall 73. 密封部件76具有大致圆盘形状,其具有墨供应开口71,墨供应开口71在向前方向57和向后方向58 (插入方向51和移除方向52)上通过密封部件76形成。 Sealing member 76 has a substantially disk shape, which is formed by a seal member 76 having the ink supply opening 71, an ink supply opening 71 in a forward direction 57 and backward direction 58 (the insertion direction 51 and the removal direction 52). 密封部件76由弹性材料诸如橡胶、弹性体等制成。 A sealing member 76 made of an elastic material such as rubber, elastomer and the like. 墨供应开口71的直径稍微小于墨供应管102的外径。 An ink supply opening 71 of a diameter slightly smaller than the outer diameter of the ink supply tube 102. 在被附接到并且覆盖柱形壁73的外侧的帽79挤压的同时,密封部件76液密性地接触柱形壁73的前端。 It is attached to and covering the outside of the cylindrical wall 73 of the cap 79 while pressing the seal member 76 liquid-tight contact with the front end 73 of the cylindrical wall.

[0136] 在墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中之前,阀77关闭墨供应开口71。 [0136] Before the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink supply valve 77 to close the opening 71. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,墨供应管102进入墨供应开口71。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink supply tube 102 into the ink supply opening 71. 当这发生时,在密封部件76被墨供应管102的外表面弹性地变形的同时,限定墨供应开口71的密封部件76的内表面液密性地接触墨供应管102的外表面。 When this occurs, while the sealing member 76 is an outer surface of the ink supply tube 102 is elastically deformed, defining an ink supply opening sealing surface 76 of member 71 into liquid-tight contact with the outer surface of the ink supply tube 102. 当墨盒30被进一步插入时,墨供应管102的端穿过墨供应开口71并且接触阀77。 When the ink cartridge 30 is further inserted, ink supply pipe 102 through the end opening 71 and contacts the ink supply valve 77. 当墨盒3〇被进一步插入时,墨供应管102抵抗螺旋弹簧78的推压力地在向后方向58上推动并且移动阀77。 When 3〇 cartridge is further inserted, ink supply pipe 102 against the urging force of the coil spring 78 is pushed in the rearward direction 58 and move the valve 77. 当这发生时,墨被允许通过柱形壁73的内部空间从墨腔室36流动到墨供应管102。 When this occurs, the ink is allowed to flow from the ink chamber 36 through the inner space of the cylindrical wall 73 of the ink supply tube 102. 虽然在绘图中没有示出,但是墨供应管102具有在墨供应管102的端处的或者与墨供应管102的端相邻的开口,并且该开口从墨供应管102的外表面延伸到墨供应管102的内部空间。 Although not shown in the drawing, but the ink supply tube 102 has an end of the ink supply tube 102 or the end of the adjacent openings of the ink supply tube 102, and the opening extends from the outer surface of the ink supply tube 102 to the ink the inner space of the supply tube 102. 墨经由墨供应管102的开口从柱形壁73的内部空间流动到墨供应管102的内部空间。 Opening the ink supply tube 102 via the ink flow from the interior cylindrical wall 73 to the internal space of the ink supply tube 102. 墨通过柱形壁73的内部空间和墨供应管102的内部空间从墨腔室36流动到墨盒30的外部。 Ink flow through the inner space of the inner space of the cylindrical wall 73 and the ink supply tube 102 from the ink chamber 36 to the outside of the ink cartridge 30.

[0137] 墨供应部34可以不一定包括阀77和螺旋弹簧78。 [0137] ink supply portion 34 may not necessarily include a valve 77 and a coil spring 78. 例如,在另一实施例中,墨供应开口71可以被膜关闭。 For example, in another embodiment, the ink supply opening 71 may be closed film. 在这种实施例中,当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,墨供应管102贯穿该膜并且穿过墨供应开口71,使得墨供应管102的端位于柱形壁73的内部空间中。 In such an embodiment, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink supply tube 102 through the membrane and through the ink supply opening 71, so that the ink supply tube 102 is located inside the end wall 73 of the cylindrical space . 在又一实施例中,可以利用密封部件76的弹性关闭墨供应开口71。 In yet another embodiment, the elastic member 76 may be utilized to seal off the ink supply opening 71. 在这种实施例中,当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,墨供应管102的外表面径向地推动限定墨供应开口71的密封部件76的内表面,并且由此打开墨供应开口71。 In such an embodiment, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the outer surface of the ink supply tube 102 is pushed radially inner surface defining ink supply member 71 sealing an opening 76, and thereby open the ink supply opening 71.

[0138] 〈检测部62> [0138] <detection unit 62>

[0139] 参考图6,内部框架35包括检测部62,检测部62从内部框架35在向上方向54上的上面延伸。 [0139] Referring to FIG 6, the inner frame 35 includes a detecting section 62, the detection portion 62 extends from the upper inner frame 35 in an upward direction 54. 检测部62是突起,其具有与墨腔室36连续的内部空间。 The detection unit is a protrusion 62, which with the ink chamber 36 having a continuous inner space. 检测部62被构造成允许光在向右方向55和向左方向56上通过那里。 Detecting section 62 is configured to allow light in the leftward and rightward direction 55 56 therethrough. 检测部62通过前盖32的开口98向墨盒30的外部延伸。 Detecting the front portion 62 of the cover 32 through the opening 98 extends to the outside of the ink cartridge 30.

[0140] 参考图6,墨盒30包括检测部件59,检测部件59位于墨腔室36中。 [0140] Referring to Figure 6, cartridge 30 includes a detecting means 59, the detection member 36 is located in the ink chamber 59. 内部框架35包括枢转轴61,枢转轴61在向右方向55和向左方向56上延伸,并且检测部件59被枢转轴61支撑, 使得检测部件59能够绕枢转轴61枢转。 The inner frame 35 includes a pivot shaft 61, pivot shaft 61 extending in the rightward direction leftward direction 55 and 56, and the detecting member 59 is pivoted support shaft 61, so that the detecting member 59 can pivot about the pivot axis 61.

[0141] 检测部59包括浮子63,并且浮子63的比重小于存储在墨腔室36中的墨的比重。 [0141] detecting section 59 includes a float 63, the float 63 and the specific gravity less than the specific gravity of ink stored in the ink chamber 36. 当浮子63被浸没在存储于墨腔室36中的墨中时,浮力作用于浮子63上。 When the float 63 is submerged in the ink in the ink storage chamber 36, the buoyancy acting on the float 63. 当墨腔室36几乎被用墨填充时,由于作用于浮子63上的浮力,检测部件59在图6中逆时针枢转。 When the ink chamber 36 is almost filled with ink, due to the buoyancy of the float 63, detection member 59 pivots counterclockwise in FIG. 6 in. 检测部件59的一部分位于检测部62的内部空间中并且接触检测部62的、限定检测部62的前端的壁,使得检测部件59不进一步在逆时针方向上枢转。 Located at the detection part 62 of the inner space of the detecting member 59 and the contact detection unit 62, the walls defining the distal end of the detection section 62, so that the detecting member 59 does not pivot further in the counterclockwise direction. 当检测部件59在这个位置中时,检测部件59的该部分阻挡在向右方向55和向左方向56上通过检测部62的、传感器103的光。 When the detecting member 59 in this position, the portion of the detection member 59 blocks the light 55 in the right direction and left direction detecting section 56 through 62, the sensor 103. 更具体地,因为检测部件59的该部分阻挡光,所以当从传感器1〇3的光发射部发射的光到达检测部62的右面和左面中的一个面时,出自于检测部62的右面和左面中的另一个面并且到达传感器103 的光接收部的光的强度变得小于阈值,例如零。 More specifically, since the portion of the detection member 59 blocks the light when the light emitted from the light emitting portion reaches the sensor 1〇3 a right and left face detection unit 62, the detecting portion 62 comes from the right and the other surface of the left and the intensity of light reaching the light receiving portion of the sensor 103 becomes less than a threshold, such as zero. 检测部件59的该部分可以完全地防止光在向右方向55和向左方向56上通过那里,可以部分地吸收光,可以改变光的路径、或者完全地反射光。 The detecting member portion 59 may completely prevent the light 55 in the right direction and left direction 56 therethrough, may be partially absorb light, the light path can be changed or entirely reflects light.

[0142] 当墨被从墨腔室36消耗时,墨腔室36中的墨表面降低并且浮子63的上部被从墨表面暴露。 [0142] When the ink is consumed from the ink chamber 36, the ink surface in the ink chamber 36 is reduced and the upper portion of the float 63 is exposed from the ink surface. 当墨表面进一步降低时,浮子63跟随降低的墨表面向下移动。 When the ink surface is further lowered, the float 63 follows the downward movement of the ink surface is lowered. 当这发生时,检测部件59在图6中顺时针枢转,并且检测部件59的在检测部62的内部空间中的该部分移出在传感器103的光发射部和光接收部之间延伸的光路。 When this occurs, the detection means 59 in the pivot clockwise in FIG. 6, and which part of the detection member 59 in the inner space detecting section 62 is removed in the optical path extending between the light emitting portion and a light receiving portion of the sensor 103. 当这发生时,传感器103的光不再被检测部件59的该部分阻挡,并且由传感器103的光接收部接收到的光的强度变得大于或等于阈值。 When this occurs, the optical sensor 103 no longer detects the portion of the barrier member 59, and the intensity of light received by the light receiving sensor section 103 becomes greater than or equal to a threshold.

[0143] 参考图5,在插入方向51 (向前方向57)上从锁定表面151 (更具体地,锁定表面151 的最前部)到前面140 (更具体地,前面140的最前部)的距离D1大于在移除方向52 (向后方向58)上从锁定表面151 (更具体地,锁定表面i;5i的最后部)到后面(更具体地,后面u的上部41U的最后部)的距离D2。 [0143] Referring to FIG 5, a distance in the insertion direction 51 (forward direction 57) from the locking surface 151 (more specifically, the locking forefront surface 151) to the front 140 (more specifically, the most front portion of the front 140) of D1 is greater than 151 from the locking surface 52 in the removal direction (rearward direction 58) (more specifically, the locking surface I; the last portion 5i) from the rear (more specifically, u behind the last upper portion 41U) is D2. 距离D1小于在插入方向51 (向前方向57)上从操作表面92 (更具体地,操作表面92的最前部)到前面140 (更具体地,前面140的最前部)的距离D3。 Distance D1 is less than 51 in the insertion direction (forward direction 57) 140 (more specifically, the front most of the front portion 140) from the operation surface 92 (more specifically, the front most surface of the operation portion 92) to the front of the distance D3. 在向下方向53上从上部41U (更具体地,上部41U的最下部)到下面42 (更具体地,下面42的最上部)的距呙D4大于在向下方向53上从下部41L (更具体地,下部41L的最下部)到下面42 (更具体地, 下面42的最上部)的距离D5。 53 in the downward direction from the upper portion 41U (more specifically, an upper portion of the lowermost portion 41U) to below 42 (more specifically, below the uppermost 42) is greater than the distance D4 Guo 53 in a downward direction from the lower portion 41L (more specifically, the lower portion 41L of the lowermost portion) to below 42 (more specifically, below the uppermost 42) a distance D5. 在这个实施例中,距离D5是零。 In this embodiment, distance D5 is zero. 在插入方向51 (向前方向57)上从上部41U (更具体地,上部41U的最前部)到前面140 (更具体地,前面14〇的最前部)的距离D6大于在插^方向51 (向前方向57)上从下部41L (更具体地,下部41L的最前部)到前面140 (更具体地,前面140的最前部)的距离D7。 In the insertion direction 51 (forward direction 57) from the upper portion 41U (more specifically, the uppermost portion of the front portion 41U) of front 140 (more specifically, the front most front portion 14〇) of the distance D6 is greater than the insertion ^ direction 51 ( 57140 from the forward direction (more specifically, the front most portion) from the lower portion 41L (more specifically, the lowermost portion of the front portion 41L) to the front of the front 140) is D7. 在移除方向52 (向后方向58)上从下面142 (更具体地,下面142的最后部)到后面41 (更具体地,后面41的上部41U的最后部)的距离D8大于在移除方向52 (向后方向58)上从下面42 (更具体地,下面42的最后部)到后面41 (更具体地,后面41的上部41U的最后部)的距离D9。 52 in the removal direction (rearward direction 58) from below 142 (more specifically, below the last portion 142) to the back 41 (more specifically, upper rear portion 41U of the last 41) is greater than a distance D8 removed 41 (more specifically, the upper portion 41U of the last portion of the back 41) in the direction 52 a distance D9 (58 rearward direction) from below 42 (more specifically, below the last portion 42) to the back. 距离D8小于在移除方向52 (向后方向58)上从墨供应开口71的中央到后面41 (更具体地,后面41的上部41U的最后部)的距离D10。 D8 is less than the distance the center 52 in the removal direction (rearward direction 58) from the ink supply opening 71 to the back 41 (more specifically, the upper portion 41U of the last portion of the back 41) a distance D10. 在插入方向51上从加强表面152或者153 (更具体地,加强表面152或者153的最前部)到前面140 (更具体地,前面140的最前部)的距离D13小于距离D1。 51 in the insertion direction from the reinforcing surface 152 or 153 (more specifically, the front most surface of the reinforcing portion 152 or 153) from the front to 140 (more specifically, the front portion 140 of the front most) D13 is smaller than the distance D1. 在向下方向53上从加强表面156或者157 (更具体地,加强表面156或者157的最下部)到下面142 (更具体地,下面142的最下部)的距离D15小于在向下方向53上从倾斜表面155 (更具体地,倾斜表面155的最下部)到下面142 (更具体地,下面142的最下部)的距离D16。 From the reinforcement surface 53 in the downward direction 156 or 157 (more specifically, the lowermost surface 156 to strengthen or 157) to below 142 (more specifically, below the lowermost portion 142) is smaller than the distance D15 53 in a downward direction from the inclined surface 155 (more specifically, the inclined surface 155 of lowermost) to below 142 (more specifically, below the lowermost portion 142) a distance D16. 在向上方向54上从下面142 (更具体地,下面142的最上部)到上面39 (更具体地,上面39的最上部)的距离D30大于在向上方向54上从下面42 (更具体地,下面42的最上部)到上面39 (更具体地,上面39的最上部)的距离D31。 In the upward direction 54 from below 142 (more specifically, below the uppermost 142) to above 39 (more specifically, the uppermost top 39) a distance D30 is greater than the upper from below 42 (more specifically, in an upward direction 54, below the uppermost 42) to above 39 (more specifically, the top 39 uppermost) distance D31. 下部41L包括在向下方向53上位于密封部件76的墨供应开口71的中心轴线72和下面42之间的部分。 41L includes a lower portion 76 of the sealing member between the ink supply portion 4271 of the center axis 72 and the bottom opening 53 in the downward direction. 墨供应开口71的中心轴线72与墨供应开口71的中心交叉,并且在墨供应开口71贯穿密封部件76的方向,即,在这个实施例中在向前方向57和向后方向58上延伸。 An ink supply opening 71 and the central axis 72 which intersects a center of the ink supply opening 71, and the direction of the opening 76 of the sealing member 71 through the ink supply, i.e., in the embodiment 57 extends in a forward direction and a rearward direction 58 in this embodiment. 墨供应开口71的中心是墨供应开口71的至少一部分的中心,并且当墨供应管102通过墨供应开口71被插入时,限定墨供应开口71的所述至少一部分的密封部件76的内表面接触墨供应管102的外表面。 An ink supply opening 71 is the center of the center of at least a portion of the ink supply opening 71, and when the ink supply tube 102 through the ink supply 71 is inserted into the opening, the ink supply opening 71 defining at least a portion of the sealing member 76 contacts the inner surface the outer surface of the ink supply tube 102. 例如,如果限定墨供应开口71的密封部件76的内表面具有第一内表面和第二内表面,并且第一内表面接触墨供应管102的外表面,而第二内表面不接触墨供应管102的外表面,则墨供应开口71 的中心是墨供应开口71的、由第一内表面而非由第二内表面限定的部分的中心。 For example, if the sealing member defines an ink supply opening 71 having an inner surface 76 of the first inner surface and a second inner surface and the outer surface 102 of the first inner surface in contact with the ink supply pipe, and the second inner surface does not contact the ink supply tube an outer surface 102, the center of the ink supply opening 71 is an ink supply opening 71, rather than defined by the second inner surface from the central portion of the first inner surface. 如果密封部件76的全部内表面接触墨供应管102的外表面,则墨供应开口71的中心是整个墨供应开口71的中心。 If the sealing member surface contacting the outer surface of the ink supply tube 102 within the full 76, the ink supply opening 71 is the center of the entire center of the opening 71 of the ink supply.

[0144] 〈将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中〉 [0144] <ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110>

[0145] 参考图6,在墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中之前,阀77关闭墨供应开口71。 [0145] Referring to Figure 6, before the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink supply valve 77 to close the opening 71. 墨从墨腔室36向墨盒30的外部的流动被阻挡。 Ink from the ink chamber 36 is blocked to flow outside of the ink cartridge 30.

[0146] 参考图7,墨盒30经由盒安装部110的开口112被插入外壳101中。 [0146] Referring to FIG 7, the ink cartridge 30 through the opening 110 of the cartridge mounting portion 112 is inserted into the housing 101. 后盖31的后面41 的上部41U比后面41的下部41L更向后定位,即,比后面41的下部41L在向后方向58上定位得远。 An upper portion of the rear cover 31 than the lower portion 41 of the back 41 41U or 41L is positioned more rearwardly, i.e., positioned farther back than the lower portion 41L of 41 58 in the rearward direction. 因此,与下部41L距用户定位相比,上部41U被更靠近用户定位,并且用户趋向于推动上部41U以在插入方向51上将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中。 Thus, as compared with the lower portion 41L is positioned away from the user, the upper portion 41U is positioned closer to the user, and the user tends to push the upper portion 41U to the insertion direction 51 on the ink cartridge 30 into the cartridge mounting portion 110. 而且,因为上部41U包括指示应该推动上部41U的字母或符号,所以用户被促使推动上部41U。 Further, since the upper portion 41U includes an indication of letters or symbols should push the upper portion 41U, the user is caused to push the upper portion 41U. 前盖32的下部位于外壳101的下部的引导沟槽109中。 A lower portion of the front cover 32 is located at the lower portion of the guide groove 101 of the housing 109. 更具体地,第二突起86的、限定凹部87并且超过前盖32的下面142地延伸的部分接触引导沟槽1〇9的沟槽底壁,并且前盖32的下面142的后部也接触引导沟槽1〇9的沟槽底壁。 More specifically, the second projections 86, 87 define a recess and the contact portion 32 below the guide groove 142 extending the bottom wall of the trench exceeds 1〇9 front cover 32 below the rear portion 142 is also in contact and the front cover the guide groove of the bottom wall of the trench 1〇9. 因此,前盖32的前部被稍微地升高。 Thus, the front portion of the front cover 32 is slightly raised.

[0147] 参考图8,当墨盒30被进一步插入盒安装部110中时,滑块107进入凹部87并且接触墨盒3〇的第二突起86。 [0147] Referring to Figure 8, when the ink cartridge 30 is further inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the slider 107 enters the second protrusion 86 and the recess 87 in contact with the cartridge 3〇. 因为用户推动墨盒30的后面41的上部41U,所以墨盒30绕在滑块107 和第二突起86之间的接触点在图8中逆时针枢转。 Since the user pushes the cartridge 30 behind the upper portion 41 of the 41U, so that the ink cartridge 30 is wound between the slider 107 and the contact point of the second protrusion 86 pivots counterclockwise in FIG. 8. 当这发生时,前盖32的下面142移离外壳101的下部的引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁,并且墨盒30的上部更加靠近外壳101的上部的引导沟槽109地移动。 When this occurs, the front cover 142 move below the guide groove 32 from the lower portion of the housing bottom wall 101 of the groove 109 and the upper portion of the ink cartridge 30 is closer to the upper portion of the guide groove 101 of the housing 109 to move.

[0148] 参考图9,当墨盒30抵抗在移除方向52上推压滑块107的拉伸弹簧114的推压力地被进一步在插入方向51上插入时,墨供应部34的帽79开始进入引导部105,并且杆125开始进入凹部96。 [0148] Referring to FIG 9, when the ink cartridge 30 is pressed against the slider 52 in the removal direction of the urging force of the tension spring 107 to 114 is further inserted in the insertion direction 51, the ink supply portion 7934 of the cap entered the guide portion 105 and the rod 125 begins to enter the recess 96.

[0149] 参考图10,当墨盒30抵抗在移除方向52上推压滑块107的拉伸弹簧114的推压力地被进一步在插入方向51上插入时,墨供应管102进入墨供应开口71并且抵抗螺旋弹簧78的推压力地离开密封部件76地推动阀77。 [0149] Referring to FIG 10, when the cartridge 30 is pressed against the slider 52 in the removal direction of the urging force of the tension spring 107 to 114 is further inserted in the insertion direction 51, the ink supply tube 102 into the ink supply opening 71 and against the urging force of the coil spring 78 to push away from the seal member 76 a valve 77. 拉伸弹簧114的推压力被在移除方向52上经由滑块107施加到墨盒30,并且螺旋弹簧78的推压力被在移除方向52上施加到墨盒30。 The pressing force of the tension spring 114 is applied in the removal direction 107 to the ink cartridge 52 via the slider 30, and the urging force of the coil spring 78 is applied to the ink cartridge 30 in the removal direction 52.

[0150] 凹部96中的杆125从下方支撑前盖32。1C板64到达触点106下方的位置,并且在使触点106在向上方向54上弹性地变形的同时,电极65分别接触对应的触点106。 [0150] The rod cover 96 from the recessed portion 125 below 32.1C front support plate 64 reaches the contact position of the bottom 106, and 106, while the contact 54 elastically deformed upward direction, corresponding to the electrodes 65 are in contact contact 106. 当这发生时, 1C板64被弹性变形的触点106在向下方向53上推压,但是1C板64被杆125从下方支撑。 When this occurs, 1C plate 64 is elastically deformable contact 106 is pressed in the downward direction 53, the lever 125 1C plate 64 is supported from below. 因此, 电极65在向上方向54和向下方向53上相对于触点106准确地定位。 Accordingly, the electrodes 65 106 accurately positioned for the contact 54 in an upward direction and a downward direction relative to 53. 但是,杆125仍然可以不一定支撑前盖32。 However, the lever 125 still may not necessarily cover the front support 32.

[0151] 参考图10,后盖31的突起43到达锁定部145,并且倾斜表面155和水平表面154在锁定部145上滑动。 [0151] Referring to FIG 10, the projection 43 reaches the back 31 of the locking portion 145, and the inclined surface 155 and a horizontal surface 154 on the locking portion 145 slides. 虽然因为用户在插入方向51上推动后面41的上部41U所以逆时针力矩被施加到墨盒30,但是在倾斜表面155和锁定部145之间的滑动接触引起墨盒30绕枢转中心0顺时针枢转,该枢转中心〇是通过其插入墨供应管102的墨供应开口71的中心,即,墨供应管102的一部分的中心,该部分接触限定墨供应开口71的密封部件76的内表面。 Although because the user pushed in the insertion direction 51 so that the upper portion 41U of the rear 41 counterclockwise moment is applied to the ink cartridge 30, but the contact between the sliding portion 145 causes the ink cartridge 30 about a pivot center O in the clockwise pivotal ramp surface 155 and a locking ink supply, the square pivot center is inserted through the ink supply tube 102 of the center of the opening 71, i.e., the center portion of the ink supply tube 102, which defines the ink supply portion contacts the inner surface of the sealing member 71 of the opening 76. 图10中的墨盒30的姿态是第二姿态的实例。 The posture of the ink cartridge 30 in FIG. 10 is an example of the second posture. 当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,如在图10中所示,锁定表面151比锁定部145在向下方向53上定位得远。 The locking portion 145 in the downward direction when the ink cartridge 53 is positioned farther 30 is in the second posture, as shown in FIG. 10, the locking surface 151 ratio. 如在图10中所示,当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,锁定表面151还可以比锁定部145在移除方向52 (向后方向58)上定位得远。 As shown in FIG. 10, when the ink cartridge 30 in the second posture, the locking surface 151 can also be positioned farther than the locking portion 145 in the removal direction 52 (58 rearward direction).

[0152] 当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,突起43的锁定表面151位于锁定部145下方,S卩,比锁定部145在向下方向53上定位得远。 [0152] When the ink cartridge 30 in the second posture, the locking projection 43 is located below the surface 151 of the locking portion 145, S Jie, positioned farther than the locking portion 145 in the downward direction 53. 当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,沿着插入方向51和移除方向52,枢转中心0的位置和电极65的位置至少部分地重叠。 When the ink cartridge 30 in the second posture, 52, the pivot center position 0 and the electrode 65 at least partially overlap in the insertion direction 51 and the removal direction. 因此,由向下推动电极65并且被施加到墨盒30的触点106的推压力产生的力矩的大小是零或者非常小。 Thus, the electrode 65 is applied by the pushing down the size of the torque and pressing force of the contact 106 of the ink cartridge 30 is generated is zero or very small. 当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,后盖31的下面42接触外壳101的下部的引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁或更加靠近外壳101 的下部的引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁定位。 When the ink cartridge 30 is in the second posture, the lower portion of the guide groove 31 below the cover 42 contacts the bottom wall of the groove 101 of the housing 109 or the lower portion of the guide groove is closer to the trench bottom wall 101 of the housing 109 is positioned. 在这个实施例中,当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,下面42在水平平面中延伸。 In this embodiment, when the ink cartridge 30 in the second posture, the following 42 extending in a horizontal plane. 当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,后面41的下部41L比后面41的上部41U更向前定位,即,比上部41U在插入方向51上定位得远。 When the ink cartridge 30 in the second posture, the back of the lower portion 41 of the upper portion 41U 41L is positioned further forward than the back 41, i.e., than the upper portion 41U is positioned farther in the insertion direction 51.

[0153] 参考图11,当墨盒30抵抗在移除方向52上推压滑块107的拉伸弹簧114的推压力并且抵抗螺旋弹簧78的推压力地被进一步在插入方向51上插入时,倾斜表面155和水平表面154比锁定部145在插入方向51上定位得远。 [0153] Referring to FIG 11, when the ink cartridge 30 in the removal direction 52 against the urging of the slider urging force of the tension spring 114 and 107 against the urging force of the coil spring 78 is inserted further in the insertion direction 51, the inclination surface 155 and horizontal surface 154 than the locking portion 145 is positioned farther in the insertion direction 51. 因为由在插入方向51上推动后面41的上部41U 的用户产生的逆时针力矩被施加到墨盒30,所以当倾斜表面155和水平表面154不接触锁定部145时,墨盒30绕枢转中心0逆时针枢转,枢转中心0是通过其插入墨供应管102的墨供应开口71的中心。 Since the counterclockwise moment generated by the pushing back of the upper portion 41U of the user 41 in the insertion direction 51 is applied to the ink cartridge 30, so when the inclined surface 155 and a horizontal surface 154 does not contact the locking portion 145, the ink container 30 about the pivot center against 0 clockwise pivoting, the pivot center 0 is the center of the opening 71 to supply ink through the supply tube 102 is inserted in the ink.

[0154] 当墨盒30逆时针枢转时,锁定表面151到达其中锁定表面151和锁定部145在插入方向51和移除方向52上彼此面对的位置。 [0154] When the ink container 30 pivots counterclockwise rotation, wherein the locking surface 151 reaches the locking surface 151 and the locking portion 145 in the insertion direction 52 and the removal direction 51 positions facing each other. 而且,当墨盒30逆时针枢转时,后盖31接触锁定部145。 Further, when the cartridge 30 pivots counterclockwise rotation, the locking portion 31 contacts cover 145. 当这发生时,接触的冲击告知用户墨盒30的插入完成。 When this occurs, the impact of the contact 30 to inform the user of the cartridge insertion is completed. 当用户停止推动墨盒30时,墨盒30被经由滑块107施加的拉伸弹簧114的推压力和螺旋弹簧78的推压力在移除方向52上移动。 When the user stops pushing the ink cartridge 30, the ink cartridge 30 is moved in the removal direction 52 via the pressing force of the pressure exerted by the tension spring 107 the slider 114 and the coil spring 78. 当这发生时,如在图11中所示,锁定表面151在移除方向52上接触锁定部145,并且墨盒30在移除方向52上相对于盒安装部110的移动被限制。 When this occurs, as shown in FIG. 11, the locking surface 151 in contact with the locking portion 145 in the removal direction 52, and the ink cartridge 30 is restricted for movement in the cartridge mounting portion 110 relative to the removal direction 52. 图11中的墨盒30的姿态是第一姿态的实例。 The posture of the ink cartridge 30 in FIG. 11 is an example of the first posture. 如此完成了墨盒30到盒安装部110的安装。 Thus completes the installation of the ink cartridge 30 to the cartridge mounting portion 110. 在锁定表面151抵抗在移除方向52上的拉伸弹簧U4的推压力和螺旋弹簧78的推压力地在移除方向52上接触锁定部145的情况下, 墨盒30被锁定或者保持在盒安装部110中。 In the case where the contact pressing force against the locking surface 151 in the removal direction of the tension spring 52 and the urging force of U4 to the coil spring 78 in the removal direction 52 of the locking portion 145, the ink cartridge 30 is locked or held in the cartridge mounting section 110.

[0155] 在以下段落中,更加详细地描述墨盒30从第二姿态到第一姿态的枢转移动。 [0155] In the following paragraphs, the ink cartridge 30 is moved from the second posture to the first posture pivot described in more detail.

[0156] 参考图12,满足以下条件: [0156] Referring to FIG 12, the following conditions are satisfied:

[0157] FH>GL。 [0157] FH> GL.

[0158] G是作用于墨盒30上的重力的大小。 [0158] G is the size of the force of gravity acting on the ink cartridge 30. F是当墨盒30在第一姿态中时在移除方向52上推压墨盒30的拉伸弹簧114和螺旋弹簧78的推压力的大小。 F is when the ink cartridge 30 is in the first posture in the removal direction 52 pushes the tension spring 114 and the urging force of the coil spring 78 of the ink cartridge 30 size. L是当墨盒30在第二姿态中时沿着插入方向51在墨盒30的重心M和枢转中心0之间的距离。 When the distance L is in a second posture when the ink cartridge 30 in the insertion direction 51 between the center of gravity M of the ink cartridge 30 and the pivot center 0. H是当墨盒3〇在第二姿态中时后面41的上部41U的下端的从枢转中心0起沿着与插入方向51垂直的向上方向54的高度。 H is the lower end when the cartridge is in the second posture 3〇 upper portion 41U of the back 41 from the pivot center height of 0 along the vertical upward direction from the insertion direction 51 54.

[0159] 当用户将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中时,用户需要利用其大小U大于在移除方向52 上的推压力的大小F的力在插入方向51上推动墨盒30。 [0159] When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the user cartridge mounting portion 110, the user needs to use a size larger than the pressing force U in the removal direction 52, the size of the force F pushing the ink cartridge 30 in the insertion direction 51. 换言之,需要符合以下条件:F<U。 In other words, we need to meet the following conditions: F <U. 图12图示当用户利用其大小是F的力推动墨盒30时的墨盒30,F作为插入墨盒30所要求的阈值大小。 12 illustrates when the user is the size of the force F pushing the ink cartridge 30 when the ink cartridge 30, as the threshold value F desired size of the ink cartridge 30 is inserted. 而且,用户推动后面41的上部41U,即,推动上部41U的下端上方的部分。 Further, the user pushes the upper portion 41U of the back 41, i.e., pushing the lower end of the upper portion 41U of the above. 因此,当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,力被在插入方向51上施加到墨盒30的上部41U的下端上方的部分,该力的大小U大于推压力的大小F。 Therefore, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the insertion force is in the direction of the lower end of the upper portion 51 of the upper portion 41U of the ink cartridge 30 to be applied, the force is greater than the size of the magnitude U of the pressing force F. 因为当墨盒30在第二姿态中时上部41U大致垂直于插入方向51,所以逆时针力矩被施加到墨盒30,该逆时针力矩的大小至少大于乘积FH。 Because when the ink cartridge 30 in the second posture when the upper portion 41U is substantially perpendicular to the insertion direction 51, the counterclockwise moment is applied to the ink cartridge 30, the size of the product at least greater than the counterclockwise moment FH. 图12图示当用户推动其从枢转中心0起沿着向上方向54的高度是H的后面41的上部41U的下端时的墨盒30。 12 illustrates that when a user pushes the ink cartridge 30 when the lower end of the upper portion 41U of the back 41 from the height H 0 from the center of the pivot 54 in the upward direction. 在另一方面,由重力产生的顺时针力矩被施加到墨盒,该顺时针力矩的大小是乘积GL〇 In another aspect, the clockwise moment generated by the gravity is applied to the ink cartridge, the size of the clockwise moment is the product of GL〇

[0160] 因为符合上述条件FH>GL,所以当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,施加到墨盒3〇的总力矩逆时针指向。 [0160] For meeting the above conditions FH> GL, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, a counterclockwise moment is applied to the cartridge total of points 3〇. 因此,当倾斜表面155和水平表面154在锁定部145上完成滑动并且在插入方向51上与锁定部145分离时,逆时针力矩引起墨盒3〇从第二姿态枢转到第一姿态。 Accordingly, when the inclined surface 155 and a horizontal surface 154 on the locking slide is completed and is separated from the portion 145 of the locking direction 51 in the insertion portion 145, the counterclockwise moment caused by the ink cartridge 3〇 pivoted from the second posture to the first posture.

[0161] 作用于墨盒30上的重力的大小G取决于存储在墨盒30中的墨量改变。 [0161] effect depends on the amount of ink stored in the ink cartridge 30 is changed to the gravitational force on the ink cartridge 30 size G. 但是,如果当具有初始量的墨的新的墨盒30被插入时满足条件FH>GL,则当其墨量相对低的已用墨盒30 被插入时也满足该条件。 However, if a new ink cartridge having an ink when an initial amount of 30 is inserted condition is satisfied FH> GL, then when it has a relatively low quantity of ink is also satisfied with the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the condition. 这是因为,随着墨量减小而乘积GL变得更小,而乘积FH不变。 This is because, as the product of the amount of ink decreases GL becomes smaller, while the same product FH. 换言之,大小G是至少当墨腔室36完全地被初始量的墨填充时或者当墨腔室36中的墨被消耗时作用于墨盒3〇上的重力的大小。 In other words, G is at least the size of the ink chamber 36 when completely filled or initial amount of ink on the magnitude of gravity acting on the ink cartridge when the ink 3〇 in the ink chamber 36 is consumed.

[0162] 而且,因为墨盒30的第二突起86经由枢转中心〇下方的滑块1〇7接收拉伸弹簧114 的推压力,所以拉伸弹簧114的推压力还产生引起墨盒30逆时针枢转的额外的力矩。 [0162] Moreover, because the ink cartridge 86 receives the second projection urging force of the tensile spring 114 via the slide beneath the pivot center square 1〇7 30, the urging force of the tensile spring 114 also generates cartridge 30 pivots counterclockwise due to additional torque rpm. 但是, 即使由拉伸弹簧114产生的力矩不被施加到墨盒30,施加到墨盒30的总力矩仍然将会逆时针指向。 However, even if the torque generated by the tension spring 114 is not applied to the ink cartridge 30, the total torque applied to the ink cartridge 30 will still be directed counterclockwise.

[0163] 参考图14,当墨盒30在第一姿态中时,锁定表面151的上端位于虚拟圆C的外部,并且锁定表面151的下端位于虚拟圆C内。 [0163] Referring to FIG 14, when the ink cartridge 30 in the first posture, the upper end of the outer surface 151 of the lock is in a virtual circle C, and the locking of the lower end surface 151 is located within the virtual circle C. 虚拟圆C在枢转中心0处具有它的中心并且与锁定部145交叉。 Imaginary circle C having its center at the pivot center 0 and 145 intersecting with the locking portion. 因此,当在锁定表面151接触锁定部145的同时推压力被在移除方向52上施加到墨盒30时,锁定部145朝向锁定表面151的下端在锁定表面151上滑动。 Thus, when the pressing force is applied to the contact surface 151 while locking the locking portion 145 in the removal direction when the ink cartridge 52 to 30, the locking portion 145 toward the lower end surface 151 of the locking slide on the locking surface 151. 即,当锁定部145和锁定表面151接触时,墨盒30进一步逆时针枢转。 That is, when the locking portions 145 and 151 contacting the locking surface of the ink cartridge 30 is further pivoted counterclockwise.

[0164] 参考图13,当用户将墨盒30插入盒安装部110中时,用户可以替代后面41的上部41U地推动后面41的下部41L。 [0164] Referring to FIG 13, when the user is inserted into the ink cartridge 30 in the cartridge mounting portion 110, the user can replace the rear upper portion 41U to the lower portion 41 of the back 41 of the push 41L. 但是,因为满足以下条件,所以墨盒3〇能够在图I3中逆时针枢转: However, because the following conditions are met, it is possible to 3〇 cartridge pivots counterclockwise in FIG I3 in which:

[0165] (Fcosc〇N>GL。 [0165] (Fcosc〇N> GL.

[0166] 下部41L是当墨盒30在第二姿态中时以a度的角度与第一虚拟平面P1交叉的平面, 并且第一虚拟平面P1垂直于插入方向51A是从枢转中心0延伸到第二虚拟平面P2的垂直线的长度,第二虚拟平面P2与下部41L垂直并且与下部41L的下端交叉。 [0166] a lower plane 41L when the ink cartridge 30 is in the second posture to a degree angle with the first virtual plane P1 intersects the first virtual plane P1 and perpendicular to the insertion direction 51A extending from the first pivot center 0 the length of the two vertical lines of the virtual plane P2, the second virtual plane P2 perpendicular to and intersecting the lower portion 41L and the lower end of the lower portion 41L.

[0167] 当用户利用其大小大于推压力的大小F的力在插入方向51上推动下部41L时,逆时针力矩被施加到墨盒30,该逆时针力矩的大小至少大于乘积(Fc〇Sci)N。 [0167] When the user of the force magnitude F is greater than the size of the pushing force pushing the lower portion 41L is inserted in the direction 51, the counterclockwise moment is applied to the ink cartridge 30, the size of at least greater than the counterclockwise moment product (Fc〇Sci) N . 因为符合上述条件(Fc〇sa)N>GL,所以即使当用户在插入方向51上推动下部41L时,施加到墨盒30的总力矩仍然逆时针指向。 Because it meets the above conditions (Fc〇sa) N> GL, even when the user in the insertion direction 51 push the lower portion 41L, the total torque applied to the ink cartridge 30 remains directed counterclockwise.

[0168] 当用户希望从盒安装部110移除墨盒30时,用户向下推动操作表面92。 [0168] When the user wishes to remove the ink cartridge 30 from the cartridge mounting portion 110, the user pushes down the operation surface 92. 参考图15A 和15B,当墨盒30在第一姿态中时,操作表面92当在向下方向53上观察墨盒3〇时是可观察的并且当在向前方向57 (插入方向51)上观察墨盒30时是可观察的。 With reference to FIGS. 15A and 15B, when the ink cartridge 30 is in the first posture, the operating surface 92, when viewed in the downward direction 3〇 cartridge 53 are observable and 57 when viewed in the forward direction (insertion direction 51) the cartridge 30 is observable. 换言之,当墨盒30在第一姿态中时,操作表面92面向向上方向54和向后方向58 (移除方向52)。 In other words, when the ink cartridge 30 is in the first posture, the operating surface 92 facing in an upward direction 54 and backward direction 58 (direction 52 removed). 因此,当用户当墨盒30 在第一姿态中时推动操作表面92以释放墨盒30时,用户的力朝向向下方向53和向前方向57 (插入方向51)指向。 Thus, when the ink cartridge 30 when the user pushed the operating surface 92 to release the ink container 30, the user's force toward the forward direction and the downward direction 53 57 in the first posture (insertion direction 51) points. 由于朝向向前方向57 (插入方向51)指向的力,锁定表面151与锁定部145分离。 Since 57 toward the forward direction (insertion direction 51) directed force, the locking portion 145 with the locking surface 151 separated. 由于朝向向下方向53指向的力,墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态。 Because the force 53 directed toward the downward direction, the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot. 因此,与其中在锁定表面151在锁定部145上滑动的同时墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态的情况比较, 施加到操作表面92以引起墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态所需要的力变得更小,并且用户能够容易释放墨盒30。 Thus, the locking surface with which the ink container 151 from the comparator 30 in the first posture to the second posture pivoted while sliding on the locking portion 145, is applied to the operating surface 92 to cause the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second pivot the force required posture becomes smaller, and a user can easily release the cartridge 30.

[0169] 当墨盒30在第一姿态中时,下面142和下面42比枢转中心0在移除方向52上定位得远,并且下面42比下面142在移除方向52上定位得远并且比下面142在向上方向54上定位得远。 [0169] When the ink cartridge 30 is in the first posture, below 142 and below the pivot center 42 is positioned farther than 0 in the removal direction 52, and 42 below 142 positioned farther in the removal direction 52 than the lower and the ratio below 142 in the upward direction 54 is positioned farther. 而且,下面142在移除方向52上延伸,并且下面42在移除方向52和向上方向54上延伸。 Also, the following 142 extends in the removal direction 52, and the lower 42 extends in the upward direction 52 and the removal direction 54. 当墨盒30在第一姿态中时,在下面142和引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁之间以及在下面42和引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁之间形成间隙。 When the ink cartridge 30 is in the first posture, between the lower grooves 142 and the guide groove 109 and the bottom wall 42 between the lower guide groove 109 and the groove bottom wall forming a gap. 参考图11,在向下方向53上从下面142 (更具体地,下面142 的最上部)到引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁的距离D11小于在向下方向53上从下面42 (更具体地, 下面42的最上部)到引导沟槽的沟槽底壁的距离D12。 Referring to FIG 11, in the downward direction 53 from below 142 (more specifically, below the uppermost 142) into the guide groove 109 of the distance D11 is smaller than the groove bottom wall 53 in a downward direction from below 42 (more specifically, , the uppermost below 42) to a distance from the guide grooves are bottom wall D12. 参考图14,下面42和虚拟平面P3形成在其间的0度的角度。 14, 42 and below an imaginary plane P3 at an angle of 0 degrees is formed therebetween. 虚拟平面P3在移除方向52上从下面142延伸并且垂直于向下方向53和向上方向54。 P3 imaginary plane extending perpendicular to the downward direction and the upward direction 53 and 54 from below 142 in the removal direction 52. 墨盒30以Y度的角度在第一姿态和第二姿态之间枢转。 Cartridge 30 at an angle Y of pivoting between the first posture and the second posture. P度的角度大于y度的角度。 P is an angle greater than the angle of y degrees.

[0170]因为距离D12大于距离D11并且P度的角度大于Y度的角度,所以当墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态时,前盖32的下面142的最后部成为墨盒30的所有部分的最下部。 [0170] Since the distance D12 and the distance D11 is greater than the angle P is greater than the angle Y ° degrees, when the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot, following the front cover 32 of the final portion 142 of the ink cartridge 30 becomes all most of the lower portion. 如果下面42和下面142在同一平面中延伸,则当墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态时,下面42的最后部将成为墨盒30的所有部分的最下部。 If below 42 and below 142 extending in the same plane, when the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot, the following will be the last portion 42 of the lowermost portion of the cartridge 30 all. 因此,因为下面42的最后部比下面142更远离枢转中心0定位,所以下面42的最后部将比下面142的最后部在向下方向53上定位得远。 Accordingly, since the final portion below the pivot 42 farther from the center than the lower 1420 positioned below the last portion 42 so than the portion below the last 142 is positioned farther in a downward direction 53. 然而, 在这个实施例中,因为当墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态时,下面142的最后部成为墨盒30的所有部分的最下部,所以在墨盒30和引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁之间的间隙变得相对小, 为了使墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态而需要该间隙。 However, in this embodiment, because when the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot, following the final portion 142 of a lower most portion of all of the ink cartridge 30, so ink cartridge 30 and the guide groove 109 in the groove the gap between the bottom wall becomes relatively small, in order to make the ink container 30 from the first posture to the second posture is necessary to pivot the gap. 顺便提及,在这个实施例中,当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,象下面142的最后部那样,整个下面42也成为墨盒30的所有部分的最下部。 Incidentally, in this embodiment, when the ink cartridge 30 is in the second posture, as the following as the final portion 142, the entire bottom wall 42 has become the lowermost portion of the cartridge 30 all. 即,当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,下面42在水平平面中延伸。 That is, when the ink cartridge 30 is in the second posture, the following 42 extending in a horizontal plane.

[0171] 当墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态时,锁定表面151位于锁定部145下方,g卩,比锁定部145在向下方向53上定位得远。 [0171] When the ink cartridge 30 to pivot the second posture from the first posture, the locking surface 151 is located below the locking portions 145, G Jie, positioned farther than the locking portion 145 in the downward direction 53. 拉伸弹簧114和螺旋弹簧78的推压力在移除方向52上移动墨盒30。 The urging force of the tension spring 114 and the coil spring 78 moves the cartridge 30 in the removal direction 52. 当墨盒30与滑块107分离时,推压力不再被施加到墨盒30,并且墨盒30停止在移除方向52上移动。 When the slider 30 is separated from the ink cartridge 107, the pressing force is no longer applied to the ink cartridge 30, ink cartridge 30 is stopped and moved in the removal direction 52. 当这发生时,至少墨盒30的后盖31位于外壳101的外侧,用户能够从盒安装部110取出墨盒30。 When this occurs, the ink cartridge 30 is at least back 31 outside of the housing 101, the user can remove the cartridge 30 from the cartridge mounting portion 110.

[0172] 〈优点〉 [0172] <advantage>

[0173] 根据上述实施例,用户能够容易在盒安装部110中插入并且锁定墨盒30,并且能够容易释放在盒安装部110中锁定的墨盒30。 [0173] According to the above embodiment, the user can be easily inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 and lock the ink cartridge 30, ink cartridge 30 is released and can be easily locked in the cartridge mounting portion 110.

[0174] 当墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态时,因为下面42比下面142更远离枢转中心0 定位,所以下面42比下面142在向下方向53上移动得多。 [0174] When the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot, because of the following further away from 42 than below the pivot center 142 is positioned 0, 142 so far in the downward direction than the lower 53 moves below 42. 但是,因为当墨盒30在第一姿态中时,下面42比下面142在向上方向54上定位得远,所以下面42接触引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁并且通过所述接触阻碍下面42的向下移动的可能性降低。 However, since when the ink cartridge 30 is in the first posture, the following 42 farther than the lower positioned 142 in the upward direction 54, the guide groove 42 so that the contact below the bottom wall of the trench 109 and to impede the following by the contact 42 possibilities of movement is reduced.

[0175]因为当墨盒在第一姿态中时,在下面142和引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁之间以及在下面42和引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁之间形成间隙,所以下面42接触引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁并且通过所述接触阻碍下面42的向下移动的可能性进一步降低。 [0175] Because when the ink cartridge is in the first posture, between the lower grooves 142 and the guide groove 109 and the bottom wall 42 between the lower guide groove 109 and the groove bottom wall forming a gap, so the following 42 the guide groove 109 contacts the bottom wall of the groove 42 and the following hindered by the downward movement of the contact possibility is further reduced.

[0176] 当墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态时,因为下面142比下面42更靠近枢转中心0 定位,所以下面142比下面42在向下方向53上移动得少。 [0176] When the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot as below 142 closer than the lower pivot center 42 is positioned 0, so the following 142 less than the lower 42 is moved in the downward direction 53. 因此,虽然下面142在移除方向52上延伸,但是下面142接触引导沟槽109的沟槽底壁并且通过所述接触阻碍下面142的向下移动的可能性降低。 Thus, although the following 142 extend in the removal direction 52, but below the guide groove 142 contacts the bottom wall of the trench 109 and the possibility of downward movement following the contact 142 by reducing obstruction. 在另一方面,因为下面142在移除方向52上延伸,所以在上面141和下面142之间存在大的距离。 On the other hand, because in the removal direction 142 extends below the 52, there is a large distance between the upper 141 and lower 142. 因此,能够使墨盒36的容量更大。 Therefore, the ink cartridge 36 larger capacity.

[0177] 因为前盖32的下面142在移除方向52上延伸,所以可以易于注射模制前盖32,因为能够容易从前盖32移除模具。 [0177] Since 142 extend in the removal direction 52 under the front cover 32, front cover 32 can be easily manufactured by injection molding, because the lid 32 can be easily removed from the front mold.

[0178]因为当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时后盖31的后面41的下部41L比后盖31的后面41的上部41U在插入方向51上定位得远,所以用户趋向于推动更靠近用户定位的上部41U,并且不趋向于推动下部41L。 [0178] Since the lower portion when the ink cartridge 41 in the back rear cover 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 than the upper portion 31 of the rear cover 31 41L 41 41U is positioned farther in the insertion direction 51, the user tends to push closer positioning the user's upper portion 41U, and does not tend to push the lower portion 41L. 当上部41U被推动时,力矩被施加到盒安装部11〇中的墨盒30,使得墨盒30绕枢转中心从第二姿态枢转到第一姿态。 When the upper portion 41U is pushed, the torque is applied to the cartridge 30 in the cartridge mounting portion 11〇, so that the ink container 30 about the pivot center pivot from the second posture to the first posture. 在第一姿态中的墨盒30的锁定表面151在移除方向52上接触锁定部145,并且墨盒30在移除方向52上相对于盒安装部110的移动被限制,即,墨盒30被锁定在盒安装部110中。 In the first posture the ink cartridge 30 a locking surface 151 in contact with the removal direction 52 in the locking portion 145 and the ink cartridges 30 is restricted to the movement of the cartridge mounting portion 110 relative to the removal direction 52, i.e., the ink cartridge 30 is locked in the cartridge mounting portion 110. 用户能够容易在盒安装部11〇中插入并且锁定墨盒30。 The user can easily inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 11〇 cartridge 30 and locked.

[0179]因为后面41的上部41U包括指示应该推动上部41U的字母或符号,所以用户被促使推动上部41U。 [0179] Since the upper portion 41U of the rear 41 includes an indication of letters or symbols should push the upper portion 41U, the user is caused to push the upper portion 41U.

[0180] 因为满足条件FH>GL,所以由被推动的后面41的上部41U产生并且引起墨盒30从第二姿态枢转到第一姿态的力矩变得大于由作用于墨盒30上的重力产生并且引起墨盒3〇从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态的力矩。 [0180] Since the condition FH> GL, is generated by the upper 41 is pushed back 41U and 30 causes the first posture to the second posture becomes larger than the pivot torque produced by the action of the ink cartridge on the ink cartridge 30 and gravity causing the ink container 3〇 torque from the first posture to the second posture pivot.

[0181] 因为满足条件(Fc〇sa)N>GL,所以即使后面41的下部41L被推动,由被推动的后面41的下部41L产生并且引起墨盒30从第二姿态枢转到第一姿态的力矩仍然变得大于由作用于墨盒30上的重力产生并且引起墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态的力矩。 [0181] Since the conditions (Fc〇sa) N> GL, so that even if the lower portion 41L is pushed back 41, generated by the lower portion 41L being pushed back 41 and causes the ink container 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot becomes greater than the torque produced by the action remains on the ink cartridge 30 causes the ink container 30 and the gravity torque to the second pivot posture from the first posture.

[0182] 因为当墨盒30在第二位置中时第二突起86比墨供应部34在向下方向53上定位得远,并且第二突起86经由滑块107从拉伸弹簧114接收推压力,所以额外的力矩被施加到墨盒30,从而引起墨盒30从第二姿态枢转到第一姿态。 [0182] Because when the ink cartridge 30 is in the second position, the second protrusion 8634 is positioned far away in the downward direction than the ink supply portion 53, and the second protrusion 86 receives the pressing force from the slider 107 via the tension spring 114, Therefore, an additional moment is applied to the ink cartridge 30, causing the ink container 30 pivots from the second posture to the first posture.

[0183] 因为当墨盒30在第二姿态中时枢转中心0的位置和电极65的位置沿着插入方向51 至少部分地重叠,所以由触点106的推压力产生并且施加到墨盒30的力矩的大小是零或者非常小。 [0183] When the ink cartridge 30 as the pivot center position and the position of the electrode 65 overlaps 0 along the insertion direction 51 at least partially in the second posture, the pressing force is generated by the contact 106 and the torque applied to the ink cartridge 30 the size is zero or very small.

[0184] 因为操作表面92比锁定表面151更远离枢转中心0定位,所以用户能够容易操作操作表面92以引起墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态。 [0184] Since the operation surface 151 than the lock surface 92 is farther from the pivot center 0 is positioned, the user can easily operate the operation surface 92 to cause the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot.

[0185] 因为当墨盒30在第一姿态中时操作表面92面向向上方向54和移除方向52,所以当用户操作操作表面92以从第一姿态释放墨盒30时,用户的力朝向向下方向53和插入方向51 指向。 [0185] Since the ink cartridge 30 when in the first posture facing surface 92 in the upward direction 54 and the removal direction 52 operations, so when the user operates the operation surface 92 to release the cartridge 30 from the first posture, the user's force toward a downward direction 53 and 51 pointing in the insertion direction. 由于朝向插入方向51指向的力,锁定表面151与锁定部145分离。 Because the force 51 directed toward the insertion direction, the locking portion 145 with the locking surface 151 separated. 由于朝向向下方向53 指向的力,墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态。 Because the force 53 directed toward the downward direction, the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second posture pivot. 因此,与其中在锁定表面151在锁定部145上滑动的同时墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态的情况比较,施加到操作表面92以引起墨盒30从第一姿态枢转到第二姿态所需要的力变得更小,并且用户能够容易释放墨盒30。 Thus, the locking surface with which the ink container 151 from the comparator 30 in the first posture to the second posture pivoted while sliding on the locking portion 145, is applied to the operating surface 92 to cause the ink cartridge 30 from the first posture to the second pivot the force required posture becomes smaller, and a user can easily release the cartridge 30.

[0186]因为当墨盒30在第一姿态中时锁定表面151的上端位于虚拟圆C的外部并且锁定表面151的下端位于虚拟圆C内,所以当推压力被在移除方向52上施加到墨盒30时,锁定部145朝向锁定表面151的下端在锁定表面151上滑动。 [0186] Because when the ink cartridge 30 is locked in the first posture is located in the upper end surface 151 of the outer imaginary circle C and the lower end of the locking surface 151 is located within the virtual circle C, so that when a pressing force is applied to the ink cartridge in the removal direction 52 30, the locking portion 145 toward the lower end surface 151 of the locking slide on the locking surface 151.

[0187]因为操作表面92沿着插入方向51的位置和副上面91沿着插入方向51的位置至少部分地重叠,或者操作表面92和副上面91在向下方向53上至少部分地重叠,并且在操作表面92和副上面91之间形成空间,所以操作表面92变得对于用户可识别。 [0187] Since the operation surface 92 in the insertion direction at least partially overlapping position, the operating surface 92 or the upper sub 91 and at least partially overlap in the downward direction 53, and the position of the top sub 51 and 91 along the insertion direction 51 in operation space is formed between the top sub 91 and surface 92, surface 92 so that the operation becomes recognizable to the user.

[0188]因为操作表面92的至少一部分比锁定表面151在向上方向54上突出得远,所以即使当墨盒30在上面39、141面向向下方向53的情况下跌落时,锁定表面151仍然可以被操作表面92的至少一部分保护并且可以不被损坏。 [0188] Because the operation of at least a portion of the surface 151 protrudes farther than in the upward direction 54 of the locking surface 92, so that even in the case when dropped when the ink cartridge 30 facing in a downward direction 53 above 39,141, the lock surface 151 may still be operation of at least a portion of the protective surface 92 and may not be damaged.

[0189]由于肋94,针对施加到操作表面92的用户的力,操作表面92的强度和刚度被加强。 [0189] Since the ribs 94, for the user's force is applied to the operation surface 92, the surface 92 of the operation is enhanced strength and stiffness. 操作表面92的破坏被抑制。 Corrupt the operating surface 92 is suppressed.

[0190]因为锁定表面151和倾斜表面155不以锐角彼此交叉,所以不在锁定表面151和倾斜表面155之间形成尖锐边缘,并且因此锁定表面151的破坏和变形被抑制。 [0190] Since the locking surface 151 and the inclined surface 155 does not intersect with each other at an acute angle, it is not a sharp edge is formed between the locking surface 151 and the inclined surface 155, and thus the damage and deformation of the locking surface 151 is suppressed.

[0191]〈变型实施例〉 [0191] <Modification Example>

[0192]在上述实施例中,后面41的上部41U和下部41L是连续的。 [0192] In the above embodiment, the upper portion 41 of the rear lower portion 41L and 41U are continuous. 但是,后面41的上部41U 和下部41L仍然可以不一定是连续的。 However, the upper portion 41 of the rear lower portion 41L and 41U still may not necessarily be continuous. 例如,在另一实施例中,后面41可以包括在上部411]和下部41L之间在向前方向57或者向后方向58上延伸的部分。 For example, in another embodiment, it may include a rear portion 41 extending in the forward direction or the rearward direction 57 between the upper 58 411] and a lower portion 41L. 而且,上部41U和下部41L中的每一个可以不一定是平面,即,平坦表面,而是在另一实施例中可以是弯曲表面或者球表面。 Further, the upper 41U and lower portions 41L each may not necessarily be planar, i.e., flat surface, but in another embodiment may be a curved surface or a spherical surface.

[0193]在上述实施例中,当墨盒30在第二姿态中时,后面41的上部41U大致垂直于插入方向51。 [0193] In the above embodiment, when the ink cartridge 30 in the second posture, the upper portion 41U of the back 41 substantially perpendicular to the insertion direction 51. 在另一实施例中,上部41U可以不垂直于插入方向51。 In another embodiment, the upper portion 41U may not be perpendicular to the insertion direction 51. 上部41U和下部41L可以不一定能够被识别为两个不同的部分,而是在另一实施例中可以被形成为单一平面或者单一弯曲表面。 41U upper and lower 41L may not necessarily be identified as two different parts, but a single plane or in another embodiment a single curved surface may be formed.

[0194]如在上述实施例中描述地,如果当墨盒30在第二姿态中时后面41的上部41U大致垂直于插入方向51,则抵抗推压力地在插入方向51上插入墨盒30所需要的力变得更小。 [0194] As described in the above embodiment, if the cartridge 30 when the upper portion 41U of the rear 41 substantially perpendicular to the insertion direction 51 in the second posture, against the urging force in the insertion direction of the ink cartridge 51 is inserted into the desired 30 force becomes smaller. 而且,后盖31的内部空间的容积变得更大,并且因此墨腔室36的容积变得更大。 Furthermore, the volume of the inner space of the cover 31 becomes larger, and thus the volume of the ink chamber 36 becomes greater. 如果上部41U 和下部41L被形成为两个不同的部分,则当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时可以预期用户趋向于推动上部41U。 If the upper and lower portions 41U to 41L are formed in two different parts, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the user can be expected to tend to push the upper portion 41U.

[0195] 在上述实施例中,下面142和下面42是几乎连续的。 [0195] In the above embodiment, the bottom wall 42 and below 142 are almost continuous. 但是,下面142和下面42可以不一定是连续的。 However, below 42 and below 142 may not necessarily be continuous. 例如,在另一实施例中,可以在下面142和下面42之间存在在向上方向54上延伸的部分。 For example, in another embodiment, the extending portion 54 in an upward direction 142 may exist between the lower 42 and below. 而且,下面142和下面42中的每一个可以不一定是平面,S卩,平坦表面,而是可以在另一实施例中是弯曲表面或者球表面。 Also, the following below 142 and 42 each may not necessarily be planar, S Jie, flat surface, but may in another embodiment is a curved surface or a spherical surface. 下面142和下面42可以不一定能够被识别为两个不同的部分,而是在另一实施例中可以被形成为单一平面或者单一弯曲表面。 Here below 142 and 42 may not necessarily be identified as two different parts, but a single plane or in another embodiment a single curved surface may be formed.

[0196] 在上述实施例中,盒安装部110包括滑块107和拉伸弹簧114,但是滑块107和拉伸弹簧114是可选的。 [0196] In the above embodiment, the cartridge mounting portion 110 comprises a slider 107 and a tension spring 114, the tension spring 114 and the slider 107 is optional. 例如,在另一实施例中,盒安装部110可以不包括滑块1〇7和拉伸弹簧114,并且当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时仅仅墨供应部34的螺旋弹簧78可以在移除方向52上向墨盒30施加推压力。 For example, in another embodiment, the cartridge mounting portion 110 may not include a slider 1〇7 and a tension spring 114, and when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, only the coil spring 78 of the ink supply portion 34 may be the removal direction 52 applies the pressing force to the cartridge 30.

[0197] 在上述实施例中,墨是液体的实例。 [0197] In the embodiment described above, it is an example of the ink liquid. 但是,液体不限于墨。 However, the liquid is not limited to ink. 例如,液体能够是在于打印中喷射墨之前被喷射到纸片材上的预处理液体。 For example, liquid can be injected into a pretreatment liquid comprising a sheet of paper before the printing ink is ejected. 而且,液体能够是用于清洗记录头21的水。 Further, the liquid water can be used to clean the recording head 21.

[0198]虽然已经结合各种实例结构和说明性实施例描述了本发明,但是将由本领域技术人员理解,在不偏离本发明的范围的情况下可以作出上述结构和实施例的其它变体和变型。 [0198] Although in connection with various example structures and illustrative embodiments described in the present invention, it will be understood by those skilled in the art, the above configuration may be made and other embodiments and variations of the embodiments without departing from the scope of the present invention transform. 通过考虑在这里公开的发明的说明书或者实践,将由本领域技术人员理解其它结构和实施例。 In consideration of the specification or practice of the invention disclosed herein, the skilled artisan will appreciate that other structures and embodiments. 说明书和所描述的实例意图仅仅是说明性的并且本发明的范围由所附权利要求书限定。 The specification and the described examples are intended merely illustrative and that the scope of the invention defined by the appended claims.

[0199]还能够如下地限定本发明以便实现本发明的目的。 [0199] The present invention can also be defined as follows in order to achieve the object of the present invention.

[0200] 一种液体盒,包括:液体腔室,液体腔室被构造成在其中存储液体;前面;后面,其中液体腔室位于前面和后面之间;上面;下面,其中液体腔室位于上面和下面之间;液体供应部,液体供应部位于前面处;锁定表面,锁定表面位于上面处;和操作表面,操作表面位于上面处,其中在第一方向上从锁定表面到前面的距离大于在第二方向上从锁定表面到后面的距离,在第一方向上从锁定表面到前面的距离小于在第一方向上从操作表面到前面的距离,上面包括副上面,副上面比操作表面在特定方向上定位得远,其中操作表面沿着第一方向的位置和副上面沿着第一方向的位置至少部分地重叠,或者操作表面和副上面在特定方向上至少部分地重叠,并且在操作表面和副上面之间在特定方向上形成空间,当在特定方向上观察液体盒时,操作表面是可观察的,并 [0200] A liquid cartridge comprising: a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber is configured to store the liquid therein; front; rear, wherein the liquid chamber is located between the front and rear faces; above; below, wherein the chamber is located above the liquid between and below; the liquid supply portion, the liquid supply portion positioned at the front; locking surface, the locking surface is located at the top; and the operating surface, the operating surface is located at the top, wherein in the first direction from the locking surface is greater than the distance in front of the a second direction from the locking surface to the distance from the back, in the first direction from the locking surface is smaller than the distance from the front surface of the operation of the distance to the front, the top sub comprising a top, above the sub-operating surface than in the first direction at a specific positioned away in the direction in which the operating surface at least partially overlap a position along the first direction along a first direction and a position above the sub, the sub-surface and an upper or operating at least partially overlap in a certain direction, and the operation surface a space is formed between the upper and the secondary in a specific direction, the liquid cartridge when viewed in a particular direction, the operating surface is observable, and 当在第一方向上观察液体盒时,操作表面是可观察的,并且第一方向从后面朝向前面延伸,第二方向与第一方向相反并且从前面朝向后面延伸,并且特定方向垂直于第一方向和第二方向并且从上面朝向下面延伸。 The liquid cartridge when viewed in the first direction, the operating surface is observable, and a first direction extending from the rear toward the front, a second direction opposite the first direction extending from the front toward the rear, and a direction perpendicular to the first specific and second directions and extends from above toward below.

[0201]可选地,操作表面的至少一部分比锁定表面在与特定方向相反并且从下面朝向上面延伸的进一步万向上突出得远。 At least a portion of the [0201] Alternatively, the operation surface than toward the surface and extending above a further ten thousand from below upwardly projecting farther in a particular direction opposite to the lock.

[0202]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括肋,肋位于在操作表面和副上面之间的空间中并且在操作表面和副上面之间延伸,其中肋、操作表面和副上面中的每一个具有沿着与第一方向、第二方向、特定方向和进一步方向垂直的方向的尺寸,并且肋的尺寸小于操作表面的尺寸和副上面的尺寸中的每一个尺寸。 [0202] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises a rib, the rib is located in the space between the surface and the sub-operations above and extending between the upper and the sub-operating surface, wherein each of the ribs, and the sub-surface above the operation having a dimension along the first direction, the second direction, the specific direction and the direction perpendicular to the further, and the size of each of the ribs is smaller than the size and dimension of the sub-surface operation the above sizes.

[0203^可选地,该液体盒进一步包括第一加强表面和第二加强表面,其中第一加强表面和第二加强表面与锁定表面在与第一方向、第二方向和特定方向垂直的两个相反方向上的两端连续并且从其延伸,其中第一加强表面和第二加强表面彼此离开地从锁定表面的两端延伸,其i中在第一方向上从第一加强表面到前面的距离小于在第一方向上从锁定表面到前面的距离,并且在第一方向上从第二加强表面到前面的距离小于在第一方向上从锁定表面到前面的距离。 [0203 ^ Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises a first surface and a second surface of the reinforcing strengthening, wherein the first surface and the second surface of the reinforcing strengthening and locking surface in the first direction, a second direction perpendicular to the specific direction, and two one ends in the opposite direction and continuously extending therefrom, wherein the first surface and the second surface of the reinforcing strengthening ends away from each other extending from the locking surface, which i from the first surface of the reinforcement in the first direction to the front It is smaller than the distance in the first direction from the locking surface to the distance from the front, and in the first direction from the locking surface is smaller than the distance to the front in a first direction from the second distance to the front surface of the reinforcing.

[0204]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括倾斜表面、第三加强表面和第四加强表面,其中倾斜表面位于上面处并且比锁定表面在第一方向上定位得远,其中第三加强表面和第四加强表面与锁定表面在与第一方向、第二方向和特定方向垂直的两个相反方向上的两端连续并且从其延伸,其中第三加强表面和第四加强表面彼此离开地从锁定表面的两端延伸,其中在特定方向上从第三加强表面到下面的距离小于在特定方向上从倾斜表面到下面的距离,并且在特定方向上从第四加强表面到下面的距离小于在特定方向上从倾斜表面到下面的距离。 [0204] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further comprises an inclined surface, a third surface and a fourth surface of the reinforcing strengthening, which is located above the inclined surface and the locking surface is positioned farther than in the first direction, and wherein the third surface of the reinforcing the fourth surface of the reinforcing and locking two opposite end surfaces in the first direction, and a second direction perpendicular to the specific direction and continuously extending therefrom, wherein the third surface and a fourth surface of the reinforcing strengthening each other away from the locking both ends of the extension surface, wherein the third reinforcement to the underlying surface in a particular direction a distance less than the distance from the below to the inclined surface in a particular direction, and from the fourth to the underlying surface of the reinforcement smaller than the distance in a particular direction at a particular from the inclined surface to the underlying distance direction.

[0205]可选地,该液体盒进一步包括水平表面,水平表面被设置在锁定表面和倾斜表面之间并且与锁定表面和倾斜表面连续。 [0205] Alternatively, the liquid cartridge further includes a horizontal surface, is provided between the horizontal surface and the inclined surface and the locking surface is continuous with the locking surface and an inclined surface.

[0206]可选地,操作表面不相对于液体腔室移动。 [0206] Alternatively, the operation surface is not moving relative to the liquid chamber.

[0207] 工业实用性 [0207] Industrial Applicability

[0208]本发明的液体盒和液体消耗设备被广泛地用于家庭和办公室使用。 [0208] liquid cartridge and a liquid consuming apparatus according to the present invention are widely used for home and office use.

[0209]附图标记列表[0210] 30 墨盒 [0209] REFERENCE SIGNS LIST [0210] 30 cartridge

[0211] 34墨供应部 [0211] ink supply portion 34

[0212] 36墨腔室 [0212] 36 ink chamber

[0213] 39 上面 [0213] The above 39

[0214] 51插入方向 [0214] 51 in the insertion direction

[0215] 52移除方向 [0215] removal direction 52

[0216] 53向下方向 [0216] 53 in a downward direction

[0217] 54向上方向 [0217] 54 in an upward direction

[0218] 57向前方向 [0218] 57 in the forward direction

[0219] 58向后方向 [0219] 58 rearward direction

[0220] 91副上面 [0220] 91 above

[0221] 92操作表面 [0221] 92 operating surface

[0222] 140 前面 [0222] 140 front

[0223] 141 上面 [0223] The above 141

[0224] 151锁定表面 [0224] 151 locking surface

Claims (19)

1.一种液体盒,所述液体盒被构造成抵抗指向与沿着水平方向的第一方向相反的第二方向的推压力而在所述第一方向上插入到液体消耗设备中,并由此被安装到所述液体消耗设备,所述液体盒包括: 液体腔室,所述液体腔室被构造成在所述液体腔室中存储液体; 前面,当将所述液体盒插入到所述液体消耗设备中时,所述前面面向所述第一方向; 液体供应部,所述液体供应部位于所述前面处; 上面,当将所述液体盒插入到所述液体消耗设备中时,所述上面面向向上方向; 锁定表面,所述锁定表面位于所述上面处,并且所述锁定表面被构造成在所述第二方向上接触所述液体消耗设备的锁定部;和操作表面,所述操作表面位于所述上面处,并且所述操作表面比所述锁定表面在所述第二方向上定位得远, 其中所述液体盒被构造成当将所述液体盒插入到所 1. A liquid cartridge, the liquid cartridge is configured to be directed against the urging force along a first horizontal direction and a second direction opposite the first direction while inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, by this is mounted to the liquid consuming apparatus, the liquid cartridge comprising: a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber is configured to store the liquid in the liquid chamber; front, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the the liquid consuming apparatus, the front facing the first direction; the liquid supply portion, the liquid supply portion positioned at the front; above, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the said upper faces upward direction; locking surface, the locking surface is located at the top, and the locking surface is configured to contact the second direction in the locking portion of the liquid consuming device; and the operating surface, the positioned at the upper surface of the operation, and the operation surface than the surface positioned farther in the direction of the second lock, wherein the liquid cartridge is configured such that when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the 液体消耗设备中时在第一姿态和第二姿态之间枢转,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述锁定表面在所述第二方向上接触所述锁定部,并且所述操作表面面向所述向上方向和所述第二方向,其中当所述液体盒在所述第二姿态中时,所述锁定表面比所述锁定部在向下方向上定位得远。 The liquid consuming apparatus when pivoted between the first posture and the second posture, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the locking surface contacts the locking portion in the second direction, and the operation surface facing the upward direction and the second direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge when in the second position, the locking surface portion is positioned farther in a downward direction than the lock.
2. 根据权利要求1所述的液体盒,其中所述上面包括副上面,所述副上面比所述操作表面在所述向下方向上定位得远,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述操作表面和所述副上面在所述向下方向上至少部分地重叠,并且在所述操作表面和所述副上面之间在所述向下方向上形成空间。 2. The liquid cartridge according to claim 1, wherein said top comprises a top sub, the sub-positioned farther than said upper operating surface on the downward direction, wherein when said liquid in said first cartridge the posture, the operation of the sub-surface and upper at least partially overlap in the downward direction, and the sub-operation between the upper surface and a space is formed in the downward direction.
3. 根据权利要求1所述的液体盒,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述操作表面的至少一部分比所述锁定表面在所述向上方向上突出得远。 3. The liquid cartridge according to claim 1, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the operation of which at least part of the locking surface protrudes farther than a surface in the upward direction.
4. 根据权利要求1所述的液体盒,其中所述操作表面和所述第一方向形成在所述操作表面和所述第一方向之间的角度,并且所述角度大于或等于10度且小于或等于45度。 The liquid cartridge according to claim 1, wherein said operating surface and said first direction forming an angle between the operation surface and the first direction, and the angle is greater than or equal to 10 degrees and less than or equal to 45 degrees.
5. —种液体盒,所述液体盒被构造成抵抗指向与沿着水平方向的第一方向相反的第二方向的推压力而在所述第一方向上插入到液体消耗设备中,并由此被安装到所述液体消耗设备,所述液体盒包括: 液体腔室,所述液体腔室被构造成在所述液体腔室中存储液体; 前面,当将所述液体盒插入到所述液体消耗设备中时,所述前面面向所述第一方向; 液体供应部,所述液体供应部位于所述前面处; 上面,当将所述液体盒插入到所述液体消耗设备中时,所述上面面向向上方向; 锁定表面,所述锁定表面位于所述上面处,并且所述锁定表面被构造成在所述第二方向上接触所述液体消耗设备的锁定部;和操作表面,所述操作表面位于所述上面处,并且所述操作表面比所述锁定表面在所述第二方向上定位得远, 其中所述液体盒被构造成当将所述液体盒插入到所 5. - liquids cartridge, the liquid cartridge is configured to be directed against the urging force along a first horizontal direction and a second direction opposite the first direction while inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, by this is mounted to the liquid consuming apparatus, the liquid cartridge comprising: a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber is configured to store the liquid in the liquid chamber; front, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the the liquid consuming apparatus, the front facing the first direction; the liquid supply portion, the liquid supply portion positioned at the front; above, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the said upper faces upward direction; locking surface, the locking surface is located at the top, and the locking surface is configured to contact the second direction in the locking portion of the liquid consuming device; and the operating surface, the positioned at the upper surface of the operation, and the operation surface than the surface positioned farther in the direction of the second lock, wherein the liquid cartridge is configured such that when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the 述液体消耗设备中时在第一姿态和第二姿态之间枢转,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述锁定表面在所述第二方向上接触所述锁定部,其中当所述液体盒在所述第二姿态中时,所述锁定表面比所述锁定部在向下方向上定位得远,其中所述上面包括副上面,所述副上面比所述操作表面在所述向下方向上定位得远,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述操作表面和所述副上面在所述向下方向上至少部分地重叠,并且在所述操作表面和所述副上面之间在所述向下方向上形成空间。 The liquid consuming apparatus when said pivotable between a first posture and the second posture, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the locking surface contacts the locking direction in said second portion wherein when the liquid cartridge when the second position, the locking surface being positioned farther than the locking portion in the downward direction, wherein the upper comprises a top sub, the sub-operating surface than the above positioned farther in the downward direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge when the first posture, the sub-operating surface and the upper at least partially overlap in the downward direction, and in the operation between the upper surface and the sub-space formed in the downward direction.
6. 根据权利要求5所述的液体盒,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述操作表面的至少一部分比所述锁定表面在所述向上方向上突出得远。 6. The liquid cartridge as claimed in claim 5, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the operation of which at least part of the locking surface protrudes farther than a surface in the upward direction.
7. 根据权利要求6所述的液体盒,进一步包括肋,所述肋位于在所述操作表面和所述副上面之间的所述空间中,并且所述肋在所述操作表面和所述副上面之间延伸,其中所述肋、 所述操作表面和所述副上面中的每一个具有沿着第三方向的尺寸,所述第三方向垂直于所述第一方向、所述第二方向、所述向上方向和所述向下方向,并且所述肋的所述尺寸小于所述操作表面的所述尺寸和所述副上面的所述尺寸中的每一个尺寸。 7. The liquid cartridge according to claim 6, further comprising a rib, the rib is located in the space between the surface and the sub operation above, and the operation of the rib and the surface extending between the top sub, wherein said ribs, in the operation of the sub-surface of each of the above and having a dimension in a third direction, the third direction perpendicular to the first direction, the second direction, the upward direction and the downward direction, and the size of the ribs is smaller than the size of each operation of the size of the surface and the dimension of the sub above.
8. —种液体盒,所述液体盒被构造成抵抗指向与沿着水平方向的第一方向相反的第二方向的推压力而在所述第一方向上插入到液体消耗设备中,并由此被安装到所述液体消耗设备,所述液体盒包括: 液体腔室,所述液体腔室被构造成在所述液体腔室中存储液体; 前面,当将所述液体盒插入到所述液体消耗设备中时,所述前面面向所述第一方向; 液体供应部,所述液体供应部位于所述前面处; 上面,当将所述液体盒插入到所述液体消耗设备中时,所述上面面向向上方向; 锁定表面,所述锁定表面位于所述上面处,并且所述锁定表面被构造成在所述第二方向上接触所述液体消耗设备的锁定部;和操作表面,所述操作表面位于所述上面处,并且所述操作表面比所述锁定表面在所述第二方向上定位得远, 其中所述液体盒被构造成当将所述液体盒插入到所 8. - liquids cartridge, the liquid cartridge is configured to be directed against the urging force along a first horizontal direction and a second direction opposite the first direction while inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, by this is mounted to the liquid consuming apparatus, the liquid cartridge comprising: a liquid chamber, the liquid chamber is configured to store the liquid in the liquid chamber; front, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the the liquid consuming apparatus, the front facing the first direction; the liquid supply portion, the liquid supply portion positioned at the front; above, when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus, the said upper faces upward direction; locking surface, the locking surface is located at the top, and the locking surface is configured to contact the second direction in the locking portion of the liquid consuming device; and the operating surface, the positioned at the upper surface of the operation, and the operation surface than the surface positioned farther in the direction of the second lock, wherein the liquid cartridge is configured such that when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the 述液体消耗设备中时在第一姿态和第二姿态之间枢转,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述锁定表面在所述第二方向上接触所述锁定部,其中当所述液体盒在所述第二姿态中时,所述锁定表面比所述锁定部在向下方向上定位得远,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述操作表面的至少一部分比所述锁定表面在所述向上方向上突出得远。 The liquid consuming apparatus when said pivotable between a first posture and the second posture, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the locking surface contacts the locking direction in said second portion wherein when the liquid cartridge in the second position, the locking surface being positioned farther than the locking portion in the downward direction, wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, the than the operating surface of at least part of the locking surface protrudes farther in the upward direction.
9. 根据权利要求1至8中的任一项所述的液体盒,其中所述操作表面包括在所述操作表面上形成的多个突起。 9. The liquid cartridge as claimed in any of claims 1 to 8, wherein said operating surface comprises a plurality of said operating protrusion formed on the surface.
10. 根据权利要求9所述的液体盒,其中所述多个突起是多个伸长突起。 10. The liquid cartridge according to claim 9, wherein said plurality of projections is a plurality of elongated projections.
11. 根据权利要求1至8中的任一项所述的液体盒,进一步包括第一加强表面和第二加强表面, 其中所述锁定表面具有在与所述第一方向、所述第二方向、所述向上方向及所述向下方向垂直的第三方向上的一端,并且所述第一加强表面与所述锁定表面的所述第三方向的侧端连续且从所述锁定表面的所述第三方向的侧端延伸,其中所述第一加强表面从虚拟平面朝向所述第一方向延伸,从而在所述第一加强表面和所述虚拟平面之间形成锐角,所述虚拟平面包括所述锁定表面,并且所述虚拟平面在所述向下方向、所述向上方向、所述第三方向以及与所述第三方向相反的第四方向上延伸, 其中所述锁定表面具有在所述第四方向上的一端,并且所述第二加强表面与所述锁定表面的所述第四方向的侧端连续且从所述锁定表面的所述第四方向的侧端延伸,其中所述 11. The liquid cartridge as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 8, claims, further comprising a first surface and a second surface of the reinforcing strengthening, wherein the locking surface having the first direction, the second direction , the upward direction and a third direction perpendicular to the end of the downward direction, and the first locking surface and the reinforcing of the side surface of the third direction from the end of the continuous and the locking surface end of the third side extending direction, wherein the first surface extending from the reinforcing imaginary plane toward the first direction, thereby reinforcing the first surface and the acute angle formed between a virtual plane, the virtual plane including the said locking surface, and the virtual plane in the downward direction, the upward direction, the third direction and extending in a fourth direction opposite the third direction, wherein the locking surface having the One end of the fourth direction, and the second locking surface and the reinforcing surface of the side end of the fourth direction and extending continuously from the locking surface of the side end of the fourth direction, wherein said 二加强表面从所述虚拟平面朝向所述第一方向延伸,从而在所述第二加强表面和所述虚拟平面之间形成锐角。 Two extending from the surface of the reinforcing virtual plane toward the first direction form an acute angle between a virtual plane such that said second surface and said reinforcing.
12. 根据权利要求11所述的液体盒,进一步包括倾斜表面、第三加强表面和第四加强表面, 其中所述倾斜表面位于所述上面处,并且所述倾斜表面比所述锁定表面在所述第一方向定位得远,并且当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述倾斜表面面向所述向上方向和所述第一方向, 其中所述倾斜表面具有在与所述第一方向、所述第二方向、所述向上方向及所述向下方向垂直的第三方向上的一端,并且所述第三加强表面与所述倾斜表面的所述第三方向的侧端连续且从所述倾斜表面的所述第三方向的侧端延伸,其中所述第三加强表面从所述虚拟平面朝向所述向下方向延伸,从而在所述第三加强表面和所述虚拟平面之间形成锐角, 所述虚拟平面包括所述倾斜表面,并且所述虚拟平面在所述第三方向以及与所述第三方向相反的所述第四方向上延伸, 其中所述 12. The liquid cartridge as claimed in claim 11, further comprising an inclined surface, a third surface and a fourth surface of the reinforcing strengthening, wherein said inclined surface is located at the top, the inclined surface and the locking surface than the said first direction is positioned far away, and when the liquid cartridge in the first posture, the tilt direction and the upward direction of the first facing surface, wherein said inclined surface having the first end of the third direction is a direction, the second direction, the upward direction and the downward vertical direction, and the third inclined surface and the reinforcing surface of the side end of the third direction and continuously extending from the inclined surface of the side end of the third direction, wherein the third surface extends from the reinforcing imaginary plane toward the downward direction, whereby the third virtual surface and the plane of the reinforcing form an acute angle between the virtual plane including the inclined surface, and the virtual plane extending in the third direction and the fourth direction opposite the third direction, wherein said 锁定表面具有在所述第四方向上的一端,并且所述第四加强表面与所述倾斜表面的所述第四方向的侧端连续且从所述倾斜表面的所述第四方向的侧端延伸,其中所述第四加强表面从所述虚拟平面朝向所述向下方向延伸,从而在所述第四加强表面和所述虚拟平面之间形成锐角。 The locking surface having one end in said fourth direction, and the fourth inclined surface and the reinforcing surface of the side end of the fourth direction and continuously from the inclined surface of the side end of the fourth direction extends, wherein said fourth reinforcing virtual surface extending from said plane toward the downward direction, so that a virtual plane forming an acute angle between the surface and the fourth reinforcing.
13. 根据权利要求12所述的液体盒,进一步包括水平表面,所述水平表面位于所述锁定表面和所述倾斜表面之间,并且所述水平表面与所述锁定表面及所述倾斜表面连续,其中当所述液体盒在所述第一姿态中时,所述水平表面在所述第一方向上延伸。 13. The liquid cartridge as claimed in claim 12, further comprising a horizontal surface, said horizontal surface located between the surface and the inclined surface of the lock, and the horizontal surface and the locking surface and the inclined surface of the continuous wherein when the liquid cartridge is in the first posture, a horizontal surface extending in the first direction.
14. 根据权利要求1至8中的任一项所述的液体盒,进一步包括密封部件,所述密封部件位于所述液体供应部处,并且所述密封部件具有穿过所述密封部件形成的液体供应开口, 其中所述密封部件被构造成当将液体供应管通过所述液体供应开口插入时在弹性地变形的同时接触所述液体供应管的外表面,其中所述液体盒被构造成:当将所述液体盒插入到所述液体消耗设备中并且将所述液体供应管通过所述液体供应开口插入时,绕枢转中心枢转,所述枢转中心是所述液体供应开口的中心。 A liquid cartridge according to claim any one of claims 1 to 8, further comprising a sealing member, said sealing member positioned at said liquid supply portion, and the sealing member having formed through the sealing member a liquid supply opening, wherein said sealing member is configured to open when the liquid supply pipe supplying the liquid contacts the outer surface of the tube while elastically deformed when inserted through said liquid supply, wherein the liquid cartridge is configured to: when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus and the liquid supply by the liquid supply pipe is inserted into the opening, pivoting about a pivot center, the center is the pivot center of said liquid supply opening .
15. 根据权利要求1至8中的任一项所述的液体盒,其中所述操作表面不相对于所述液体腔室移动。 15. The liquid cartridge as claimed in any one of claim 1 to 8, wherein said operating surface is not relative to the movement of the liquid chamber.
16. 根据权利要求1至8中的任一项所述的液体盒,其中所述液体盒被构造成插入到所述液体消耗设备的外壳中,并且所述锁定表面被构造成接触不相对于所述外壳移动的所述锁定部。 16. The liquid cartridge according to any one of claims 1 to 8, wherein the liquid cartridge is configured to be inserted into the housing of the liquid consuming apparatus, and the locking surface is configured to contact not with respect to the housing of the movable locking portion.
17. —种液体消耗设备,包括; 根据权利要求1至8中的任一项所述的液体盒;和盒安装部,其中所述液体盒被构造成抵抗指向所述第二方向的所述推压力而在所述第一方向上插入到所述盒安装部中,并由此被安装到所述盒安装部,并且所述盒安装部包括: 被构造成插入到所述液体供应部中的液体供应管;和被构造成接触所述锁定表面的所述锁定部。 And said cartridge mounting portion, wherein said cartridge is configured to resist fluid directed in the second direction; seed liquid consuming apparatus, comprising - 17; a liquid cartridge as claimed in any of claims 1 to 8 claims the pressing force in the first direction and is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion, and thus is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion, and said cartridge mounting portion comprising: a configured to be inserted into the liquid supply portion a liquid supply pipe; and is configured to contact the locking surface of the locking portion.
18. —种将根据权利要求1至8中的任一项所述的液体盒插入到液体消耗设备的盒安装部中的方法, 其中当将所述液体盒插入到所述液体消耗设备的所述盒安装部中时,将所述液体盒从所述第二姿态枢转到所述第一姿态。 18. - The kinds of claims 1 to 8 in accordance with claim one of the liquid cartridge is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion method of the liquid consuming apparatus, wherein the liquid when the cartridge is inserted into the liquid consuming apparatus when said cartridge mounting portion, the liquid cartridge from the first posture to the second posture pivot.
19. 一种根据权利要求1至8中的任一项所述的液体盒的使用, 其中当将所述液体盒插入到液体消耗设备的盒安装部中时,将所述液体盒从所述第二姿态枢转到所述第一姿态。 19. A use according to any one of claims 1 to 8, one of the liquid cartridge, wherein the liquid cartridge when the liquid cartridge is inserted into the mounting portion consuming apparatus, the liquid from the cartridge second posture to the first posture pivot.
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