Patents by Inventor Hidenori Yamato

Hidenori Yamato has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10668719
    Abstract: A recording element substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of energy generating elements arranged on the substrate to form an element row, a plurality of supply ports arranged along the element row to form a supply port row, and a plurality of supply paths extending from the plurality of supply ports along the thickness direction of the substrate, wherein a plurality of beam portions disposed between adjacent supply ports in the direction of the supply port row has a plurality of conductor layers in which a conductor layer including a power supply conductor connected to the energy generating elements and a conductor layer including a ground conductor connected to the energy generating elements, are stacked along the thickness direction of the substrate, and wherein at least one of the plurality of conductor layers is occupied by one power supply conductor or one ground conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masataka Sakurai, Nobuyuki Hirayama, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda, Hidenori Yamato, Masanobu Ohmura, Tatsuhito Goden
  • Patent number: 10532565
    Abstract: In a print element substrate: if an amount of a voltage drop when the number of print elements driven simultaneously in a state in which the predetermined voltage is applied with respect to one print element array is largest is set as an amount of a voltage drop of the print element array, and a sum of amounts of voltage drops of the print element arrays assigned to one group is set as an amount of a voltage drop of the group, a difference between a largest value and a smallest value of the amounts of the voltage drops of the M groups is smaller than a largest value of the amounts of the voltage drops of the N print element arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohei Osuki, Masataka Sakurai, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda, Hidenori Yamato
  • Patent number: 10427400
    Abstract: A printhead comprises a printing element, a driving circuit configured to drive the printing element, an analog signal processing circuit configured to process one or more analog signals, a bias circuit configured to supply a bias voltage to the analog signal processing circuit, and a control terminal to which a control signal is inputted. In a state in which the analog signal processing circuit and the bias circuit are receiving a supply of power, it is possible to switch starting and stopping of at least one of the analog signal processing circuit and the bias circuit based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenori Yamato, Hideo Kanno, Masataka Sakurai, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda
  • Patent number: 10391764
    Abstract: An exemplary element substrate includes: function circuits for executing functions for a print operation; a discrimination circuit for receiving a data signal and transferring the received data signal to a corresponding function circuit in accordance with a result of discriminating the type of data included in the received data signal; and an error detection circuit for detecting whether a transfer error occurs in the received data signal. The detection result is reflected in a received latch signal and a received reset signal. In accordance with the executed functions, some function circuits are caused to latch the transferred data signal by the latch signal in which the detection result is reflected. On the other hand, remaining function circuits are caused to reset the transferred data signal by the reset signal in which the detection result is reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidenori Yamato
  • Publication number: 20190248133
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a size of an element substrate is reduced, and a printhead using the element substrate can print high-quality image. The multilayer structured element substrate comprises a plurality of print elements, and a circuit configured to input a data signal and a clock signal used for driving the plurality of print elements. And, a print element array formed by arranging the plurality of print elements in line is diagonally arranged with respect to a side constituting an outer shape of the element substrate. A print element at one end of the print element array is a dummy element not contributing to printing. The circuit is provided not only at the same position as that of the dummy element but also in a layer different from that of the dummy element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hidenori Yamato, Masataka Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10189250
    Abstract: A printhead, comprises: a plurality of element substrates that each include a first element substrate adjacent to a second element substrate in a first direction, wherein a first print element array arranged in the first element substrate includes a first print element that is closest to the second element substrate in the first direction, and a second print element array arranged in the second element substrate includes a second print element closest to the first element substrate in the first direction, and an order of arrangement in the second direction of at least the first print element and a first driving circuit corresponding to the first print element is opposite to an order of arrangement in the second direction of the second print element and a second driving circuit corresponding to the second print element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidenori Yamato
  • Publication number: 20190023007
    Abstract: A recording element substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of energy generating elements arranged on the substrate to form an element row, a plurality of supply ports arranged along the element row to form a supply port row, and a plurality of supply paths extending from the plurality of supply ports along the thickness direction of the substrate, wherein a plurality of beam portions disposed between adjacent supply ports in the direction of the supply port row has a plurality of conductor layers in which a conductor layer including a power supply conductor connected to the energy generating elements and a conductor layer including a ground conductor connected to the energy generating elements, are stacked along the thickness direction of the substrate, and wherein at least one of the plurality of conductor layers is occupied by one power supply conductor or one ground conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Masataka Sakurai, Nobuyuki Hirayama, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda, Hidenori Yamato, Masanobu Ohmura, Tatsuhito Goden
  • Publication number: 20180370224
    Abstract: In a print element substrate: if an amount of a voltage drop when the number of print elements driven simultaneously in a state in which the predetermined voltage is applied with respect to one print element array is largest is set as an amount of a voltage drop of the print element array, and a sum of amounts of voltage drops of the print element arrays assigned to one group is set as an amount of a voltage drop of the group, a difference between a largest value and a smallest value of the amounts of the voltage drops of the M groups is smaller than a largest value of the amounts of the voltage drops of the N print element arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yohei Osuki, Masataka Sakurai, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda, Hidenori Yamato
  • Publication number: 20180370233
    Abstract: An element substrate of a liquid ejection head includes: a base material; an insulating film positioned on the base material; a heating resistance element for generating heat energy for ejecting a liquid; a protective film for covering the heating resistance element; a first electrical wiring layer arranged in the insulating film, for supplying a current to the heating resistance element; a second electrical wiring layer arranged on a layer different from the first electrical wiring layer in the insulating film, for supplying a current to the heating resistance element; and at least one connecting member extending into the insulating film to connect the first electrical wiring layer and the heating resistance element, for causing the current to flow in a first direction, the heating resistance element including a connecting region, extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, to which the at least one connecting member is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: RYO KASAI, NOBUYUKI HIRAYAMA, MASATAKA SAKURAI, KENGO UMEDA, HIDENORI YAMATO, MAKOTO TAKAGI, TATSUHITO GODEN, SADAYOSHI SAKUMA, NOBUYUKI SUZUKI, TORU ETO
  • Publication number: 20180333954
    Abstract: An exemplary element substrate includes: function circuits for executing functions for a print operation; a discrimination circuit for receiving a data signal and transferring the received data signal to a corresponding function circuit in accordance with a result of discriminating the type of data included in the received data signal; and an error detection circuit for detecting whether a transfer error occurs in the received data signal. The detection result is reflected in a received latch signal and a received reset signal. In accordance with the executed functions, some function circuits are caused to latch the transferred data signal by the latch signal in which the detection result is reflected. On the other hand, remaining function circuits are caused to reset the transferred data signal by the reset signal in which the detection result is reflected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Hidenori Yamato
  • Patent number: 10105949
    Abstract: A recording element substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of energy generating elements arranged on the substrate to form an element row, a plurality of supply ports arranged along the element row to form a supply port row, and a plurality of supply paths extending from the plurality of supply ports along the thickness direction of the substrate, wherein a plurality of beam portions disposed between adjacent supply ports in the direction of the supply port row has a plurality of conductor layers in which a conductor layer including a power supply conductor connected to the energy generating elements and a conductor layer including a ground conductor connected to the energy generating elements, are stacked along the thickness direction of the substrate, and wherein at least one of the plurality of conductor layers is occupied by one power supply conductor or one ground conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masataka Sakurai, Nobuyuki Hirayama, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda, Hidenori Yamato, Masanobu Ohmura, Tatsuhito Goden
  • Patent number: 10035346
    Abstract: An element substrate of a liquid ejection head includes: a base material; an insulating film positioned on the base material; a heating resistance element for generating heat energy for ejecting a liquid; a protective film for covering the heating resistance element; a first electrical wiring layer arranged in the insulating film, for supplying a current to the heating resistance element; a second electrical wiring layer arranged on a layer different from the first electrical wiring layer in the insulating film, for supplying a current to the heating resistance element; and at least one connecting member extending into the insulating film to connect the first electrical wiring layer and the heating resistance element, for causing the current to flow in a first direction, the heating resistance element including a connecting region, extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, to which the at least one connecting member is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Kasai, Nobuyuki Hirayama, Masataka Sakurai, Kengo Umeda, Hidenori Yamato, Makoto Takagi, Tatsuhito Goden, Sadayoshi Sakuma, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Toru Eto
  • Publication number: 20180194133
    Abstract: A printhead comprises: a printing element; a driving circuit configured to drive the printing element; an analog signal processing circuit configured to process one or more analog signals; a bias circuit configured to supply a bias voltage to the analog signal processing circuit; and a control terminal to which a control signal is inputted, wherein, in a state where the analog signal processing circuit and the bias circuit are receiving a supply of power, it is possible to switch starting and stopping of at least one of the analog signal processing circuit and the bias circuit based on the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Hidenori Yamato, Hideo Kanno, Masataka Sakurai, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda
  • Publication number: 20180086050
    Abstract: A printhead, comprises: a plurality of element substrates that each include a first element substrate adjacent to a second element substrate in a first direction, wherein a first print element array arranged in the first element substrate includes a first print element that is closest to the second element substrate in the first direction, and a second print element array arranged in the second element substrate includes a second print element closest to the first element substrate in the first direction, and an order of arrangement in the second direction of at least the first print element and a first driving circuit corresponding to the first print element is opposite to an order of arrangement in the second direction of the second print element and a second driving circuit corresponding to the second print element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: Hidenori Yamato
  • Publication number: 20170341378
    Abstract: A plurality of element arrays are formed between a first terminal array and a second terminal array by a plurality of elements. An element array positioned closer to the second terminal array than to the first terminal array is connected to the second terminal array. An element array positioned closer to the first terminal array than to the second terminal array is connected to the first terminal array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Masataka Sakurai, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda, Hidenori Yamato
  • Publication number: 20170341377
    Abstract: A recording element substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of energy generating elements arranged on the substrate to form an element row, a plurality of supply ports arranged along the element row to form a supply port row, and a plurality of supply paths extending from the plurality of supply ports along the thickness direction of the substrate, wherein a plurality of beam portions disposed between adjacent supply ports in the direction of the supply port row has a plurality of conductor layers in which a conductor layer including a power supply conductor connected to the energy generating elements and a conductor layer including a ground conductor connected to the energy generating elements, are stacked along the thickness direction of the substrate, and wherein at least one of the plurality of conductor layers is occupied by one power supply conductor or one ground conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Masataka Sakurai, Nobuyuki Hirayama, Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda, Hidenori Yamato, Masanobu Ohmura, Tatsuhito Goden
  • Patent number: 9604453
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an element substrate includes: heater arrays each having heaters arranged in parallel; corresponding transistors for driving the heaters included in the heater arrays; a first pad for supplying a voltage to be applied to the heaters; and a second pad for grounding the heaters. The element substrate is provided with a first wiring for connecting the first pad to the heaters, and a second wiring for connecting the heaters to the second pad. Furthermore, sizes of the transistors included in a heater array, of the heater arrays, provided at a position where intervals with respect to the first pad and the second pad are relatively large are set to be larger than the sizes of the transistors included in a heater array provided at a position where the intervals are relatively small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidenori Yamato
  • Publication number: 20160214384
    Abstract: An element substrate of a liquid ejection head includes: a base material; an insulating film positioned on the base material; a heating resistance element for generating heat energy for ejecting a liquid; a protective film for covering the heating resistance element; a first electrical wiring layer arranged in the insulating film, for supplying a current to the heating resistance element; a second electrical wiring layer arranged on a layer different from the first electrical wiring layer in the insulating film, for supplying a current to the heating resistance element; and at least one connecting member extending into the insulating film to connect the first electrical wiring layer and the heating resistance element, for causing the current to flow in a first direction, the heating resistance element including a connecting region, extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, to which the at least one connecting member is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: RYO KASAI, NOBUYUKI HIRAYAMA, MASATAKA SAKURAI, KENGO UMEDA, HIDENORI YAMATO, MAKOTO TAKAGI, TATSUHITO GODEN, SADAYOSHI SAKUMA, NOBUYUKI SUZUKI, TORU ETO
  • Publication number: 20160193834
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an element substrate includes: heater arrays each having heaters arranged in parallel; corresponding transistors for driving the heaters included in the heater arrays; a first pad for supplying a voltage to be applied to the heaters; and a second pad for grounding the heaters. The element substrate is provided with a first wiring for connecting the first pad to the heaters, and a second wiring for connecting the heaters to the second pad. Furthermore, sizes of the transistors included in a heater array, of the heater arrays, provided at a position where intervals with respect to the first pad and the second pad are relatively large are set to be larger than the sizes of the transistors included in a heater array provided at a position where the intervals are relatively small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Hidenori Yamato
  • Patent number: 9102146
    Abstract: A printhead substrate, comprising a plurality of printing elements which are assigned to a plurality of groups, a plurality of driving circuits which are arranged in correspondence with the respective groups and drive the printing elements, a first current source configured to generate currents of a plurality of current amounts corresponding to the respective groups, second current sources which are arranged in correspondence with the respective driving circuits and configured to generate currents to be supplied to the printing elements, and setting units configured to generate voltages in accordance with currents generated by the first current source and set currents to be generated by the second current sources based on the voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenori Yamato, Nobuyuki Hirayama