Patents Assigned to Seiko Epson Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190079785
    Abstract: A PC configured to create an operation flow including a plurality of operation steps specified with an order of execution, and the information processing device includes an input unit configured to accept an entry, a display unit configured to perform displaying on a display, and a controller configured to cause a work region to be displayed on the display surface, to arrange, in the work region, an object indicative of at least one of the plurality of operation steps in accordance with the entry accepted by the input unit, and to create the operation flow based on an arrangement of the object in the work region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Fumiya Hori, Chiho Tachikawa
  • Publication number: 20190079590
    Abstract: An HMD includes an image display unit that is mounted on a head of a user and includes a display region configured to display an image while an outside scene is visible, a first camera, a detecting unit configured to detect a movement of the user's fingers based on a captured image captured by the first camera and to receive an operation based on the detected movement of the fingers, and a display control unit configured to determine whether the detecting unit is ready to detect the operation based on the movement of the fingers, and to display a determination result in the display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi TOMIZAWA, Hiroaki BABA
  • Publication number: 20190082089
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is configured to include an area sensor with a rolling shutter method and a detector configured to detect a change in a position of the area sensor, based on an inter-frame difference for each line in an image captured by the area sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuichi SHIOHARA
  • Publication number: 20190079299
    Abstract: By removing part of a lens effective diameter range in a cut lens, a lens is reduced in size and weight in an HMD that trends toward a larger device size. At this time, by making an area to be removed within the lens effective diameter range to be an area on a nose side, reductions in size and weight can be achieved while considering influence on image quality or fitting to a human face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki MIYAO, Masayuki TAKAGI, Takashi TAKEDA, Akira KOMATSU, Tokito YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190079376
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion element includes: a wavelength conversion layer including a first surface on which excitation light is incident, and a second surface opposed to the first surface; a scattering layer provided to face the second surface, containing a plurality of particles, and at least scattering fluorescence obtained by wavelength-converting the excitation light by the wavelength conversion layer; and a reflective layer provided to face the scattering layer and reflecting the excitation light or the fluorescence. The particle diameter of the particle is smaller than the wavelength of the fluorescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshitaka ITOH
  • Publication number: 20190079797
    Abstract: An information processing device configured to create an operation flow including a plurality of operation steps and specified with an order of execution of the operation steps includes an input unit configured to accept entries, a display unit, and a controller configured to cause a display to display a work region, arrange, onto the work region, objects indicative of the operation steps in accordance with the entries accepted by the input unit, and create an operation flow based on the arrangement of the objects on the work region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiya HORI, Chiho TACHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190079375
    Abstract: A heat exchanging apparatus includes one inflow channel having an inflow port via which a liquid refrigerant flows in, one outflow channel having an outflow port via which the liquid refrigerant flowing through the outflow channel flows out, and a plurality of channels arranged in a flow direction of the liquid refrigerant flowing through the inflow channel, the plurality of channels connecting the inflow channel the outflow channel and causing the liquid refrigerant flowing from the inflow channel to flow into the outflow channel. The plurality channels are connected to the inflow channel over a portion from the inflow port to a terminal end of the inflow channel. The inflow channel includes a buffer section disposed between the inflow port and the terminal end, the buffer section configured no reduce a flow rate of the liquid refrigerant flowing through the inflow channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaname NAGATANI, Kentaro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190079708
    Abstract: The management server acquires information including, at least, a medium price per unit area of one or more types of print media and a consumption amount of one or more types of inks, regarding a print job executed by the printer, calculates a cost of the print job based on the medium price and the consumption amount included in the acquired information, and calculates an index value of a profit obtained by executing a print job, of which a product is a predetermined print medium, based on the calculated cost by the printing apparatus for a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke YAMADA, Hiroka OSANO, Shigeo IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20190079234
    Abstract: A half mirror 21 provided in an optical path bends the optical path, and a semi-transmissive polarizing plate 23 increases the transmittance of image light GL in a direction along alignment of the eyes of an observer while the virtual image display device has a wide angle of view and is downsized, thus reducing luminance unevenness between the central region and the peripheral region in the image in the direction and allowing the observer to view a high quality image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki TAKAGI, Akira KOMATSU, Takashi TAKEDA, Toshiaki MIYAO, Tokito YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10226928
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a liquid ejecting head which includes a plurality of chips, each of which includes a plurality of segments, each segment including a pressure generating chamber communicating with a nozzle opening through which liquid is discharged, a diaphragm which is a portion of the pressure generating chamber, and a pressure generating unit causing a pressure change in the pressure generating chamber through the diaphragm, the method including measuring natural frequencies of the plurality of segments included in each of the chips, classifying the chips into ranks using the mode value of the natural frequencies of the chips as a reference, and manufacturing the liquid ejecting head which includes the chips selected based on the ranks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Takaai, Yuma Fukuzawa
  • Patent number: 10226947
    Abstract: A printer includes: an inkjet head configured to eject ink to a medium; a vacuum platen having a platen surface and suction holes, the platen surface extending along a transverse axis that intersects the conveyance direction and that spans across a first side and a second side of the printer, and the suction holes, the suction holes including a first suction hole; and a suction unit configured to produce a negative pressure within the suction holes; the first suction hole comprising a first opening and a second opening, the width of the second opening being less than the width of the first opening, and the first opening having a center along the transverse axis, the second opening having a center along the transverse axis, the center of the second opening being offset to the first side along the transverse axis from the center of the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Taku Hirashima
  • Patent number: 10226946
    Abstract: A post-processing device is provided with a post-processing unit which performs post-processing of a recording medium on which recording is performed, a transport path through which the recording medium is transported, or a deformation suppressing unit which suppresses deformation of the recording medium on a mounting unit on which the recording medium is mounted, in which the deformation suppressing unit is controlled based on a predetermined parameter related to recording processing with respect to the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kodama, Yutaro Harada, Hirohisa Adachi
  • Patent number: 10226952
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: an apparatus main body; a plurality of liquid ejecting heads that have a nozzle-formed surface; a unit base to which the plurality of liquid ejecting heads are fixed; and a lifting-lowering mechanism that is fixed to the apparatus main body and causes a position of the nozzle-formed surface to be shifted with respect to the apparatus main body. The lifting-lowering mechanisms are disposed in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the plurality of liquid ejecting heads are aligned, in an in-plane direction of the nozzle-formed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Isamu Togashi
  • Patent number: 10226954
    Abstract: An ink jet apparatus includes a head, a circuit substrate, a cover frame, a heat sink, a fan, and a wall section. The cover frame supports the circuit substrate that has a drive circuit that drives the head inside of the cover frame and has a through hole. The heat sink that dissipates heat generated in the circuit substrate is disposed inside of the cover frame and has a part that is in direct or indirect contact with the circuit substrate. The fan generates air flow and is arranged such that the fan and the heat sink face to each other via the through hole. The wall section is disposed inside of the cover frame such that the air flow is not directly blown against the drive circuit and the air flow having changed a direction after blown against the heat sink is not blown against the drive circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kitazawa, Toshio Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10226930
    Abstract: A detection unit that detects the presence of an object that can come into contact with a liquid ejecting unit with relative movement between a medium and the liquid ejecting unit is provided with a piezoelectric film sensor that outputs an electrical signal when the object comes into contact with the detection unit, where the detection unit has first, second, and third plate portions formed so as to be continuous, the first plate portion is fixed so that the second and third plate portions are cantilevered, and the second plate portion, in a state where the piezoelectric film sensor is mounted thereon, is continuous with the first plate portion and is disposed diagonally with respect to the vertical direction of the medium, and the third plate portion is bent from the second plate portion and faces the medium leaving a gap between the third plate portion and the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Otokita, Seiji Ihara
  • Patent number: 10226953
    Abstract: A sub-scanning distance in a case in which a gap between a recording head and a platen is broader than a second gap broader a first gap is lengthened more than a sub-scanning distance in a case in which the gap is the first gap more when sub-scanning which is sub-scanning of a longer distance than a pitch of nozzles of a nozzle line in a sub-scanning direction is performed. A sub-scanning distance in a case in which the record density of a print image of a specific print region is second record density higher than first record density may also be lengthened more than a sub-scanning distance in a case in which the record density is the first record density when the sub-scanning which is the sub-scanning of the longer distance than the pitch of the nozzles of the nozzle line in the sub-scanning direction is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10228386
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor has a first movable section, a second movable section that has a rotational moment, which is generated when acceleration is applied, that is different from the first movable section, a movable section that is supported so as to be able to rock about an axis which is positioned between the first movable section and the second movable section, a first detection electrode which is arranged so as to oppose the first movable section, a second detection electrode which is arranged so as to oppose the second movable section, and a frame-form section which is arranged so as to surround at least a portion of the periphery of the movable section in planar view of the movable section and which has the same potential as the movable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10228385
    Abstract: A substrate for a sensor includes: a base section; a movable section connected to the base section; an arm portion as a support portion extending along the movable section from the base section; a first gap portion having a protrusion portion in which one of the movable section and the arm portion protrudes toward the other of the movable section and the arm portion, and having a predetermined gap between the protrusion portion on one side and the other of the movable section and the support portion; and a second gap portion which is located further toward the base section side than the first gap portion has a gap wider than the predetermined gap, in which in the first gap portion, one of the movable section and the arm portion has a ridge portion on the side facing the first gap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Kameta
  • Patent number: 10226945
    Abstract: A tape printing device that is vertically long and can be operated by being handheld includes a main key operating portion configured with a plurality of groups of keys 215, 217, and 219 on a front surface, in which, among the plurality of groups of keys 215, 217, and 219, a group of keys 215 having a high frequency of operations is disposed at a position near a gravity center portion in a longitudinal direction, and the groups of keys 217 and 219 having a low frequency of operations are disposed at a position distant from the gravity center portion in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubota, Taishi Sasaki, Akihiro Shintani, Haruki Sugawara, Naoya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10228285
    Abstract: A measuring device is a measuring device that performs colorimetry of an evaluation patch formed on a medium and a paper white patch that is a portion exposed by the medium. The measuring device has a light source portion that irradiates the medium with an illumination light, a measurement portion that acquires an amount of light from the medium as a measurement value, a memory that holds a paper white standard value that is a reference measurement value of the paper white patch, and a colorimetry unit that corrects a measurement value of the evaluation patch based on the measurement value of the paper white patch and the paper white standard value. Even in a case where a measurement position is changed, a reflectance of the evaluation patch is accurately calculated and a chromaticity of the evaluation patch can be accurately acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tsugio Gomi