US 9,809,040 B2
Image recording device and image recording method
Atsushi Imamura, Nagano (JP); and Akihiro Toya, Nagano (JP)
Assigned to Seiko Epson Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Oct. 18, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/296,325.
Application 15/296,325 is a continuation of application No. 14/883,728, filed on Oct. 15, 2015, granted, now 9,499,368.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-215997 (JP), filed on Oct. 23, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0028750 A1, Feb. 2, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B41J 11/00 (2006.01); B41J 13/00 (2006.01); B65H 20/02 (2006.01); B41J 15/16 (2006.01); B65H 23/188 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 13/0009 (2013.01) [B41J 11/002 (2013.01); B41J 15/16 (2013.01); B65H 20/02 (2013.01); B65H 23/1888 (2013.01); B65H 2511/512 (2013.01); B65H 2513/11 (2013.01); B65H 2515/32 (2013.01); B65H 2553/41 (2013.01); B65H 2801/15 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image recording device comprising:
a drive roller configured and arranged to convey recording medium by rotating;
a driven roller configured and arranged with respect to the drive roller so that the recording medium is grasped between the drive roller and the driven roller;
a recording unit configured and arranged to record an image on the recording medium arranged further to a downstream side than the drive roller in a first direction which is the recording medium conveyance direction; and
a control unit configured to control the recording unit and the drive roller to record the image on the recording medium while conveying the recording medium in the first direction, the control unit being further configured to control conveying of the recording medium, wherein
when the control unit stops the conveying of the recording medium in the first direction, the control unit is configured to calculate a conveyance amount of the recording medium for stopping the conveying of the recording medium with a non-printed area being in contact with the driven roller, and by controlling the conveying of the recording medium based on the conveyance amount, stop the conveying of the recording medium in a state in which the non-printed area of the recording medium is in contact with the driven roller, the non-printed area being an area in which the image is not to be recorded after a timing at which the conveying of the recording medium is stopped and is different from an area, in which the image is planned to be recorded after the timing at which the conveying of the recording medium is stopped.