Patents Assigned to Sato Holdings Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20240070430
    Abstract: An RFID inlay, a hot melt-based adhesive layer laminated on a surface of the RFID inlay on which an RFID antenna and an IC chip are formed, a first thermoplastic resin sheet, and an adherend adhesive layer configured to be attached to an adherend are laminated in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruhiko NITTA
  • Publication number: 20240073646
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is an information processing system comprising: a user terminal carried by a user; a communication device being attached on a product in a store and including a sensor and a storage, the sensor configured to detect a touch on the product by a person, the storage storing unique identification information; and an information processing device being capable of communicating with the user terminal. The information processing device comprises a control unit configured to, when a detecting device, which is the communication device that has detected a touch on the product by a person, is present in the store, associate user information on the user terminal positioned in proximity to the detecting device, with the identification information on the detecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUO, Keisuke YAMADA, Takeshi SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20240071259
    Abstract: A label sheet includes a plurality of label assemblies. Each label assembly includes a label and a liner. The label includes a label first portion having an adhesive surface, and a label second portion having an adhesive surface. The liner includes a liner first portion coupled to the label first portion, the liner first portion configured to be separable from the label first portion, and a liner second portion coupled to the label second portion. A cut is formed in the liner and positioned between the liner first portion and the liner second portion. The cut includes a first curved portion positioned at a first edge of the liner and a second curved portion positioned at a second edge of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Christopher JONES
  • Patent number: 11912048
    Abstract: The controller executes the first process once and then executes the second process. The first process is a process for back-feeding the continuous body, writing information to the RFID inlet, and then forward-feeding the continuous body until the RFID medium reaches the print start position. The second process is a process for stopping printing on the RFID medium halfway and writing information to the subsequent RFID medium following the RFID medium under printing when the RFID inlet of the subsequent RFID medium reaches the position allowing the communication with the antenna, and then resuming and completing printing on the RFID medium, printing on which was stopped halfway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidekazu Arai
  • Patent number: 11907797
    Abstract: A printer that prints each printing medium having an RFID, the printer including: a radio wave strength acquisition unit that acquires radio wave strength from the RFID; and a determine unit that determines whether the RFID is normal or not on the basis of a radio wave strength obtained by the radio wave strength acquisition unit and a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidekazu Arai
  • Publication number: 20240051307
    Abstract: A printer is configured to print on a print medium having a thermal color developing layer and includes: a thermal head having a plurality of heating elements that are arranged in a line; and a processor configured to: set a first application period of a pulse of energizing current, during a scanning line time for one line, the pulse of energizing current applying thermal energy that causes the thermal color developing layer to develop color, to the plurality of heating elements, correct a length of the first application period, which is set by the processor, based on an image to be printed, and determine print speed to be applied in printing the whole image at a constant speed, by extending the scanning line time so as to contain a maximum length of the first application period that has been corrected by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuma HIRAFUJI
  • Patent number: 11900304
    Abstract: A warehousing and shipping management system stores first coded information contained in optical recognition codes attached to each of a plurality of objects and second coded information contained in object-attached radio communication tags attached to each of the plurality of objects, acquire the first coded information contained in the optical recognition code attached to a target object, automatically acquires location information of each of the object-attached radio communication tags and location information of an operator's radio communication tag; and associates the stored first coded information corresponding to the optical recognition code attached to the target object and the stored second coded information corresponding to the object-attached radio communication tag attached to the target object on the basis of location information of each of the object-attached radio communication tags and location information of the operator's radio communication tag when the first coded information is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Ueda
  • Patent number: 11897257
    Abstract: This printer performs printing on a print medium having an RFID, and comprises: a communication unit which has a communication part movably provided in a predetermined area along the transport surface of the print medium, and communicates with an IC chip of the RFID; and a detection unit which detects the print medium by means of detection light. The detection unit includes: a light emitting part that emits detection light; a light guide member that guides the detection light emitted from the light emitting part to the print medium; and a light receiving part that receives the detection light via the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kokuta
  • Patent number: 11899994
    Abstract: A printer system includes a management server that acquires position information of a printer and identifies a role of the printer set for the position of the printer based on the acquired position information, and the printer that acquires information associated with a role of the printer identified by the management server and operates based on the acquired information. The printer may update printer settings based on setting data acquired from the management server. The printer may acquire print data stored in a storage location identified by the management server and perform printing based on the acquired print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyasu Yamada, Shogo Hara
  • Publication number: 20240046052
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is an information processing system including a first radio tag and an information processing device. The first radio tag stores unique tag identification information and is configured to be attached to a seating surface or a backrest surface of a seating unit. The information processing device includes a storage that stores information on a user of a seating unit and tag identification information of a radio tag attached to the seating unit, in an associated manner. The information processing device also includes an acquisition unit and a control unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire the tag identification information when the first radio tag transmits a signal containing the tag identification information. The control unit is configured to determine whether the user is seated on the seating unit, based on acquisition or non-acquisition of the tag identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsutoshi SAKAGAMI
  • Publication number: 20240042781
    Abstract: A printer for issuing print media includes: a rechargeable battery configured to supply power to the printer; a print unit configured to print information on the print media; a display unit; and a control unit configured to: compute “A” based on: a decrease in remaining battery capacity of the battery during a period of time from a reference time to the present time, and a total number of print media that have been issued during the period of time, where “A” is defined as remaining battery capacity of the battery decreased as a single print medium is issued; compute (B?C)/A to obtain a number of print media on which the print unit can print, where “B” is defined as present remaining battery capacity, and “C” is defined as a lower limit of remaining battery capacity of the battery; and control the display unit to display the number of print media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michitaka KOJIMA, Kazuhito WAKAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20240025185
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a printer including: a feed roller configured to feed a print medium; a print head configured to pinch the print medium with the feed roller and to print on the print medium; and a biasing member configured to bias the print head in a first direction toward the feed roller. The print head is movable in the first direction between a first position and a second position. The first position is a position at which the print head can be removed when moved in a second direction. The second position being a position at which the print head cannot be removed when moved in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi SHIOYA, Kazuyuki HOSHI
  • Publication number: 20240028861
    Abstract: An RFID label includes: an RFID inlay having an inlay substrate, an RFID antenna formed on a part of the inlay substrate, and an IC chip connected to the RFID antenna; a label substrate laminated on one surface of the RFID inlay via a lamination adhesive layer; and an adherend adhesive layer formed on the other surface of the RFID inlay, in which a shielding layer containing a conductive material is formed on at least a part of a region other than the RFID antenna of the inlay substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruhiko NITTA
  • Publication number: 20240013024
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is an RFID label having a label substrate, an RFID antenna, an IC chip, and an adhesive layer that are stacked in this order. The label substrate is a thermal paper having a thermosensitive color developing layer on one surface. The RFID antenna is provided on the other surface of the label substrate. The IC chip is connected to the RFID antenna with an ultraviolet curable anisotropic conductive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu MAEDA, Faiz Adi Ezarudin BIN ADIB
  • Publication number: 20240013243
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a user terminal carried by a user; and an information processing device being capable of communicating with the user terminal. The user terminal includes: a display, and a processor configured to: acquire product information on a product and expiration information on an expiration date of the product; and cause the display to show product inventory information on the user, which is acquired from the information processing device. The information processing device includes a processor configured to: acquire the product information and the expiration information, which are obtained by the user terminal, as product inventory information on the user, when the product has been paid for by the user, and provide the product inventory information on the user, which is acquired by the processor, to the user terminal based on a request from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro OGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240001688
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a thermal head including: a heat dissipation plate having a first surface of a substantially rectangular shape in a plane view, and a second surface that is on an opposite side to the first surface; a board attached to the heat dissipation plat in such a manner as to extend from the first surface to the second surface, via a first end part interposed between the first surface and the second surface; a heating part having a plurality of heating elements, the heating part being disposed on the board over the first surface; and surface-mount devices mounted on the board over the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki HOSHI, Hiroshi KOKUTA, Tatsuyuki TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 11861445
    Abstract: A wireless electromagnetic coupler arrangement for reactive near field coupling comprising a sequential array of coupling elements which are geometrically arranged one- or two-dimensionally. By means of feeding an unmodulated wave of electromagnetic energy to each of the coupling elements and a respective associated harvester element, in an initial sensing state, an automatic selection of a single coupling element or plural coupling elements which establish a particularly strong and efficient interaction with an inlay is performed. By means of a respective feedback loop, a switchable array of resistances is used to activate the selected coupling element(s) for coupling of information to/from the loop and to de-activate the remaining coupling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Markus Frank
  • Publication number: 20230406016
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a printer including: a body case; a printer cover configured to be openable and closable relative to the body case about a rotary shaft; a platen roller that is rotatably attached the printer cover; a print head configured to pinch a print medium with the platen roller when the printer cover is closed and perform printing on the print medium; a first connector disposed at a first position of the body case; a second connector disposed at the printer cover such that the second connector is connected to the first connector when the printer cover is closed; and a platen retaining part disposed at the body case and configured to rotatably retain a first portion of the platen roller at a second position of the body case when the printer cover is closed, the first position being in the vicinity of the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi FUJITA, Kazuyuki HOSHI
  • Publication number: 20230406017
    Abstract: A printer includes a body case that includes a placement surface for the printer and an accommodating chamber for accommodating a roll body into which a belt-shaped print medium are wound; a printer cover configured to open and close the accommodating chamber; a platen roller that is attached to the printer cover and configured to convey the belt-shaped print medium drawn out of the roll body; and a hinge that includes a hinge shaft and is configured to couple the printer cover with the body case so that the printer cover is swingable about the hinge shaft relative to the body case. The printer cover includes an upper surface portion and an inclined surface portion, the inclined surface portion being provided between the hinge shaft and the upper surface portion and inclined relative to the placement surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi SHIOYA, Tamotsu KATAYAMA
  • Patent number: 11840413
    Abstract: A printer includes: a container configured to contain a roll into which a belt-shaped print medium is wound, the roll being inserted through an opening; a guide configured to guide the roll, the guide being disposed in the container and having a pair of abutting faces that abut on both side faces of the roll; a holding part that is movable between a first position where the holding part protrudes inwardly from the abutting face and a second position where the holding part does not protrude inwardly from the abutting face, the holding part being biased from the second position to the first position and holding the roll rotatably at the first position; and a displacement part configured to be displaced with motion of the holding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kakui, Yoshihiro Tano