By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- According to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, a patent by the inventor Shimizu, Kenji (Kanagawa, JP), filed on May 24, 2016, was published online on August 1, 2017.
The assignee for this patent, patent number 9718275, is RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (Tokyo, JP).
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Technical Field
"Aspects of this disclosure relate to a liquid discharge apparatus.
"In a liquid discharge apparatus, when liquid is supplied to a head mounted on a carriage through a supply tuber bendable from an apparatus body side, the position and posture of the carriage are affected by the counterforce or restoration force of the supply tube."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "In an aspect of this disclosure, there is provided a liquid discharge apparatus that includes a head, a head holder, a carriage, a supply tube, a reference member, a first guide, and a second guide. The head discharges liquid. The head holder holds the head. The carriage is movable in a main scanning direction, to hold the head holder. The supply tube feeds liquid from an apparatus body side of the liquid discharge apparatus to the head. The reference member is disposed in the main scanning direction in the carriage. The head holder is hooked on the reference member. The first guide guides the supply tube at a carriage side. The second guide guides the supply tube at a head holder side. The supply tube is led out from the carriage and extended to a first side of the head holder opposite a second side of the head holder at which the head holder is hooked on the reference member. The supply tube is disposed in a state in which, in plan view, the supply tube projects from an entry portion of the second guide beyond an end of the head holder in the main scanning direction. At least a portion of the first guide to guide the supply tube is disposed closer to the head holder, in plan view, than a position at which the supply tube projects farthest beyond the end of the head holder in the main scanning direction."
For more information, see this patent: Shimizu, Kenji. Liquid Discharge Apparatus. U.S. Patent Number 9718275, filed May 24, 2016, and published online on August 1, 2017. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9718275.PN.&OS=PN/9718275RS=PN/9718275
Keywords for this news article include: RICOH COMPANY LTD.
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