JPS6221549A - Sensor for residual ink amount in ink cartridge - Google Patents

Sensor for residual ink amount in ink cartridge

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Publication number
JPS6221549A
JPS6221549A JP16237185A JP16237185A JPS6221549A JP S6221549 A JPS6221549 A JP S6221549A JP 16237185 A JP16237185 A JP 16237185A JP 16237185 A JP16237185 A JP 16237185A JP S6221549 A JPS6221549 A JP S6221549A
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ink
cartridge
formed
provided
side
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JP16237185A
Inventor
Minoru Ameyama
Takuo Isayama
Kyuhachiro Iwasaki
Yasuo Katano
Shuzo Matsumoto
Hiroshi Yamazaki
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Ricoh Co Ltd
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/175Ink supply systems ; Circuit parts therefor
    • B41J2/17566Ink level or ink residue control

Abstract

PURPOSE:To exactly detect residual ink amount in an ink bag in a cartridge at low cost by a simple constitution in which a light reflector is provided to the film of an ink bag set in an ink cartridge, and a luminous element and a light receiver are provided on the carriage side. CONSTITUTION:In the central frame 1 of ink cartridge, the angle (alpha) of 90 deg. of edged lines are formed in the central section for forming light paths, which is made up of a transparent material. An ink-inducing groove 4 is formed in the side slope portion of the edged lines, and an ink-inducing hole is extended from the tip portion of the groove 4. A reflector is formed by vapor deposition or in sandwiched form on all or partial portion of an ink bag film. By using the ink bag 2 and cartridge frame 1, where no reflector but the ink bag 2 and the ink cartridge frame 1 is provided for the ink cartridge 1 side, a reflecting face is formed for the case where ink is running out. The reflecting face is detected by light sensors 6a and 6b provided on the carriage II side.
JP16237185A 1985-07-23 1985-07-23 Sensor for residual ink amount in ink cartridge Pending JPS6221549A (en)

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JP16237185A JPS6221549A (en) 1985-07-23 1985-07-23 Sensor for residual ink amount in ink cartridge

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JP16237185A JPS6221549A (en) 1985-07-23 1985-07-23 Sensor for residual ink amount in ink cartridge

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JPS6221549A true true JPS6221549A (en) 1987-01-29

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US5406315A (en) * 1992-07-31 1995-04-11 Hewlett-Packard Company Method and system for remote-sensing ink temperature and melt-on-demand control for a hot melt ink jet printer
US5748215A (en) * 1992-12-22 1998-05-05 Hewlett-Packard Company Ink-jet printer including ink cartridge with optimum snout and alignment surfaces
US6206515B1 (en) 1992-12-22 2001-03-27 Hewlett-Packard Company Double compartment ink-jet cartridge with optimum snout
US5929885A (en) * 1993-02-03 1999-07-27 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Ink consumption detection using a photosensor with a light-transmissive ink container
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US5975665A (en) * 1994-10-14 1999-11-02 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Ink jet recording apparatus having residual quantity detection unit and residual quantity detection method thereof
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EP0753411A2 (en) * 1995-07-14 1997-01-15 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Ink jet recording apparatus with device for detecting the presence or absence of ink
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US6409302B2 (en) 1995-12-14 2002-06-25 Xerox Corporation Sensing system for detecting presence of an ink container and level of ink therein
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US5997121A (en) * 1995-12-14 1999-12-07 Xerox Corporation Sensing system for detecting presence of an ink container and level of ink therein
US6012794A (en) * 1996-03-22 2000-01-11 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Inkjet printing apparatus which determines residual ink amount, and method of detecting ink
US7357495B2 (en) * 2004-03-10 2008-04-15 Seiko Epson Corporation Liquid container with internal liquid pack
JP2011126040A (en) * 2009-12-15 2011-06-30 Canon Inc Ink tank and liquid ejection apparatus

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