US 9,809,032 B2
Liquid cartridge
Akihito Ono, Nagoya (JP)
Assigned to BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-Ken (JP)
Filed by BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (JP)
Filed on Jan. 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/9,914.
Claims priority of application No. 2015-066121 (JP), filed on Mar. 27, 2015; application No. 2015-066122 (JP), filed on Mar. 27, 2015; and application No. 2015-066123 (JP), filed on Mar. 27, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0279954 A1, Sep. 29, 2016
Int. Cl. B41J 2/165 (2006.01); B41J 2/175 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 2/17503 (2013.01) [B41J 2/175 (2013.01); B41J 2/17513 (2013.01); B41J 2/17523 (2013.01); B41J 2/17553 (2013.01); B41J 2/17566 (2013.01); B41J 2002/17569 (2013.01); B41J 2002/17576 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A liquid cartridge comprising:
a chamber configured to store liquid therein;
a liquid outlet configured to supply the liquid from an interior of the chamber to an exterior of the chamber;
a detector positioned in the chamber, the detector being rotatable between a released position and a restricted position, the detector comprising a detection portion and a restriction portion having a first contact surface defining a first linear length; and
a restriction member comprising a second contact surface which is parallel to the first contact surface, the second contact surface defining a second linear length greater than the first linear length, the restriction member being movable straightly between a first position in which the first and second contact surfaces contact one another, a second position in which the first and second contact surfaces do not contact one another, and a third position between the first and second positions in which the first and second contact surfaces contact one another;
wherein the restriction member is configured to restrict a movement of the detector as the restriction member moves from the first position toward the second position.