Seiko Epson‘s patented recording device features a main body with a recording unit and a leg part supporting it on an installation surface. The leg part includes contact parts, with one movable contact part coupled through an elastic member. This innovative design ensures stable support and adaptability to different surfaces. GlobalData’s report on Seiko Epson gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Seiko Epson, E-transaction user interfaces was a key innovation area identified from patents. Seiko Epson's grant share as of April 2024 was 47%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recording device with adjustable leg part for installation stability

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Seiko Epson Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11970013B2) discloses a recording device with a unique design aimed at ensuring stability and functionality. The device comprises a main body with a cuboid-shaped housing, a recording unit for liquid discharge on a medium, and a leg part for support. The leg part includes contact parts positioned at different locations on the installation surface, with one movable contact part coupled to the base frame through an elastic member. This design allows the movable contact part to move in a direction intersecting the plane when the device is held horizontally, ensuring stability during operation. Additionally, the main body's center of gravity is strategically located within a triangular region formed by connecting the three reference contact parts, further enhancing stability.

Furthermore, the patent details the arrangement of the reference contact parts and the movable contact part on the front and rear walls of the device, with specific distances maintained to optimize stability. The elastic member supporting the movable contact part is fixed to the base frame in a cantilever manner, with a limiting part on the main body to control elastic deformation. This innovative design not only ensures the stability of the recording device during operation but also enhances its overall functionality. The patent highlights the importance of a well-thought-out design in improving the performance and user experience of recording devices, setting a new standard in the field.

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