US 9,809,030 B2
Liquid ejecting apparatus
Manabu Suzuki, Matsumoto (JP); Tsutomu Sasaki, Matsumoto (JP); Satoru Katagami, Matsumoto (JP); and Kazutoshi Fujishima, Azumino (JP)
Assigned to Seiko Epson Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Mar. 9, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/65,536.
Claims priority of application No. 2015-057822 (JP), filed on Mar. 20, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0271953 A1, Sep. 22, 2016
Int. Cl. B41J 2/17 (2006.01); B41J 2/185 (2006.01); B41J 2/165 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 2/16517 (2013.01) [B41J 2/1714 (2013.01); B41J 2/185 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:
an ejecting unit which ejects liquid onto a recording medium; and
a collecting unit which collects mist which occurs along with ejecting of the liquid from the ejecting unit from a collecting port, the collecting unit being disposed upstream of the ejecting unit in a conveying direction of the recording medium; and
an air blowing unit which blows air from the outside of the collecting unit toward the collecting port;
wherein the collecting unit includes a backflow prevention unit in the collecting port, wherein the backflow prevention unit is disposed in a path of the air such that air blown from the blowing unit reaches the backflow prevention unit prior to the collecting unit.