Liquid container with liquid consumption detecting device

Application Number: 00107640
Application Date: 2000.05.19
Publication Number: 1274647
Publication Date: 2000.11.29
Priority Information: 1999/5/20 JP 139683/99; 1999/5/27 JP 147538/99; 1999/9/10 JP 256522/99
International: B41J2/175
Applicant(s) Name: Seiko Epson Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: Usui Minoru;Tsukata Kenji;Kanatani Munehide
Patent Agency Code: 11216
Patent Agent: liu jiyang
Abstract A liquid container, comprising: a housing; a liquid supply opening formed in the housing for withdrawing the liquid from the housing; a liquid sensor mounted on the housing for detecting a level of the liquid which is variable in accordance with a consumption of the liquid; and a first partition wall extending in an interior of the housing and defining the interior of the housing into at least two liquid accommodating chambers which communicate with each other, the liquid accommodating chambers comprising: an air-communication side liquid accommodating chamber which communicates with ambient air; and a detection side liquid accommodating chamber in which the liquid sensor is disposed at an upper portion thereof.