JPS5734967A - Detector for residual amount of ink - Google Patents

Detector for residual amount of ink

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Publication number
JPS5734967A
JPS5734967A JP11040380A JP11040380A JPS5734967A JP S5734967 A JPS5734967 A JP S5734967A JP 11040380 A JP11040380 A JP 11040380A JP 11040380 A JP11040380 A JP 11040380A JP S5734967 A JPS5734967 A JP S5734967A
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Prior art keywords
ink
bag
residual amount
contacted
contacts
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Pending
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JP11040380A
Inventor
Hiroshi Kyogoku
Shigeru Okamura
Shigemitsu Tazaki
Hiroharu Terasawa
Original Assignee
Canon Inc
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Application filed by Canon Inc filed Critical Canon Inc
Priority to JP11040380A priority Critical patent/JPS5734967A/en
Publication of JPS5734967A publication Critical patent/JPS5734967A/en
Application status is Pending legal-status Critical

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Classifications

    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01FMEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
    • G01F17/00Methods or apparatus for determining the capacity of containers or cavities, or the volume of solid bodies
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/175Ink supply systems ; Circuit parts therefor
    • B41J2/17566Ink level or ink residue control

Abstract

PURPOSE: To detect the residual amount of an ink accurately by a method wherein a flat plate having an electrical contact is pressed against an ink bag so that the electrical contact is contacted to another electrical contact fixed to an ink storing vessel when the residual amount of ink is reduced to or below a predetermined amount.
CONSTITUTION: When the ink in an ink storing bag 2 is consumed and the residual amount of the ink is decreased with the progress of printing in an ink jet printer, the bag 2 is gradually contracted by the negative pressure inside the bag 2 and spring forces of leaf springs 5, 5', so that the flat plate 6 held between the bag 2 and the springs 5, 5' is lowered toward a lower case 1b. When the residual amount of ink is reduced to or below a predetermined level, the contacts S1WS4 are contacted to the contacts C1WC4 respectively, and when all the four pairs of the contacts are contacted, an alarm is issued.
COPYRIGHT: (C)1982,JPO&Japio
JP11040380A 1980-08-13 1980-08-13 Detector for residual amount of ink Pending JPS5734967A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

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JP11040380A JPS5734967A (en) 1980-08-13 1980-08-13 Detector for residual amount of ink
DE19813131944 DE3131944C2 (en) 1980-08-13 1981-08-12

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JP06330490 Division

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JPS60154133U (en) * 1984-03-23 1985-10-14
JPS6171472U (en) * 1984-10-17 1986-05-15
JPS6411658U (en) * 1987-07-14 1989-01-20
US6513891B2 (en) 2000-04-18 2003-02-04 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Print liquid tank and printing apparatus having the same
US7216963B2 (en) 2003-07-31 2007-05-15 Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Ink cartridge and ink-jet recording apparatus using the ink cartridge
US7404628B2 (en) 2003-03-26 2008-07-29 Seiko Epson Corporation Liquid container

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DE8712728U1 (en) * 1987-09-21 1988-10-20 Siemens Ag, 1000 Berlin Und 8000 Muenchen, De
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US5359353A (en) * 1991-06-19 1994-10-25 Hewlett-Packard Company Spring-bag printer ink cartridge with volume indicator
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CA2093971A1 (en) * 1992-08-12 1994-02-13 Tofigh Khodapanah Ink pressure regulator for a thermal ink jet printer
JPH10217499A (en) * 1997-02-10 1998-08-18 Seiko Epson Corp Ink supply container
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CN1227515C (en) * 2001-02-22 2005-11-16 明基电通股份有限公司 Ink remainder detector
WO2017099811A1 (en) * 2015-12-11 2017-06-15 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Collapsible container and sensor

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Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JPS60154133U (en) * 1984-03-23 1985-10-14
JPS6171472U (en) * 1984-10-17 1986-05-15
JPH0333488Y2 (en) * 1984-10-17 1991-07-16
JPS6411658U (en) * 1987-07-14 1989-01-20
US6513891B2 (en) 2000-04-18 2003-02-04 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Print liquid tank and printing apparatus having the same
US7404628B2 (en) 2003-03-26 2008-07-29 Seiko Epson Corporation Liquid container
US7997703B2 (en) 2003-03-26 2011-08-16 Seiko Epson Corporation Liquid container
US7216963B2 (en) 2003-07-31 2007-05-15 Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Ink cartridge and ink-jet recording apparatus using the ink cartridge

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DE3131944C2 (en) 1987-05-27
DE3131944A1 (en) 1982-03-18

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