Patents by Inventor Hirokazu Ono

Hirokazu Ono 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).

  • Publication number: 20190185021
    Abstract: [Solving Means] An information presentation apparatus includes an acquisition unit, an asymmetric acceleration generating unit, and a signal generating unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire at least either one of information inside a vehicle or information outside the vehicle. The asymmetric acceleration generating unit is configured to present haptic feedback information to a user via a steering unit provided in the vehicle by generating asymmetric acceleration. The signal generating unit is configured to generate a driving signal on the basis of information acquired by the acquisition unit and send the driving signal to the asymmetric acceleration generating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: AKIRA ONO, HIROKAZU HASHIMOTO, HIROSHI UJI
  • Patent number: 10155391
    Abstract: A flow path member includes a flow path forming member; an elastic film which forms a flow path in a state in which a peripheral edge portion is in close contact with the flow path forming member; and a cover member which surrounds an outer edge portion of the elastic film along with the flow path forming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ayumi Yokoo, Hirokazu Ono
  • Patent number: 10022970
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting section and a protective member. The liquid ejecting section has an aperture surface having ejection outlets that eject liquid droplets. The protective member has passage openings through which the liquid droplets pass. The protective member is disposed between a medium and the aperture surface when the liquid ejecting section ejects liquid droplets onto the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Okina, Hirokazu Ono
  • Patent number: 9981494
    Abstract: A waste liquid container is mounted on a mounting portion including a discharging portion discharging waste liquid and an apparatus-side terminal portion in accordance with movement in a mounting direction. The waste liquid container includes a waste liquid containing chamber which is capable of containing the waste liquid, a connection opening which is opened in the mounting direction in a shape of being connectable to the discharging portion, and a container-side terminal portion which is electrically connected to the apparatus-side terminal portion at the time of being mounted on the mounting portion. In a state of being mounted on the mounting portion, the container-side terminal portion is disposed lower than the connection opening in a posture of being inclined with respect to the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ono, Yoshihiro Koizumi
  • Patent number: 9956784
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes an ejecting head through which liquid is ejected. A supply passage connects the ejecting head to a plurality of liquid storage bodies that include a first liquid storage body to be used first and a second liquid storage body to be used following the use of the first liquid storage body. A supply mechanism discharges the liquid contained in the liquid storage bodies to the supply passage. When the supply mechanism discharges the liquid contained in the first liquid storage body to the supply passage on the basis of first energy, if the amount of liquid left in the first liquid storage body is smaller than a threshold amount, the supply mechanism discharges the liquid contained in the second liquid storage body to the supply passage on the basis of second energy, which is lower than the first energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Kumagai, Hirokazu Ono
  • Patent number: 9744768
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid path that connects a liquid storage portion for storing liquid and a liquid ejecting portion for ejecting liquid, a receiving tray that is provided on a gravity direction side of the liquid path and is capable of receiving the liquid, and a detector that has a detecting portion for detecting the liquid received on the receiving tray. In the liquid ejecting apparatus, the receiving tray includes a receiving region for receiving the liquid, a detection region in which the detecting portion is arranged so as to make contact with the liquid, and a groove portion formed in the receiving region, and a part of the groove portion makes contact with the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ono, Kenji Tsukada
  • Patent number: 9724923
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes: a liquid ejection head having a nozzle which ejects a liquid containing volatile organic compounds to a medium; and a maintenance unit that has a cap, which forms a closed space including an opening of the nozzle, and a suction unit that suctions a fluid from the closed space, and that performs maintenance for discharging the liquid from the nozzle by reducing pressure of the closed space. The maintenance unit is provided with a filter for adsorbing volatile organic compounds contained in the liquid discharged from the liquid ejection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ono, Kenji Tsukada
  • Patent number: 9701124
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a line head which ejects liquid from a plurality of nozzles with respect to a medium, a wiping member that is able to wipe a nozzle forming surface on which the nozzles are formed, and an electronic mounting member that governs an electronic control, in which the wiping member is attachable and detachable with respect to the liquid ejecting apparatus, and the electronic mounting member is disposed at a location which is different from below an attachment/detachment path when the wiping member is attached and detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ono, Kazuhiko Sato, Toru Tanjo, Yuichi Segawa
  • Publication number: 20170106687
    Abstract: A waste liquid container is mounted on a mounting portion including a discharging portion discharging waste liquid and an apparatus-side terminal portion in accordance with movement in a mounting direction. The waste liquid container includes a waste liquid containing chamber which is capable of containing the waste liquid, a connection opening which is opened in the mounting direction in a shape of being connectable to the discharging portion, and a container-side terminal portion which is electrically connected to the apparatus-side terminal portion at the time of being mounted on the mounting portion. In a state of being mounted on the mounting portion, the container-side terminal portion is disposed lower than the connection opening in a posture of being inclined with respect to the mounting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Hirokazu ONO, Yoshihiro KOIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20170087836
    Abstract: A flow path member includes a flow path forming member; an elastic film which forms a flow path in a state in which a peripheral edge portion is in close contact with the flow path forming member; and a cover member which surrounds an outer edge portion of the elastic film along with the flow path forming member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Ayumi YOKOO, Hirokazu ONO
  • Publication number: 20170072694
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting section and a protective member. The liquid ejecting section has an aperture surface having ejection outlets that eject liquid droplets. The protective member has passage openings through which the liquid droplets pass. The protective member is disposed between a medium and the aperture surface when the liquid ejecting section ejects liquid droplets onto the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Takuya OKINA, Hirokazu ONO
  • Publication number: 20170008293
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes an ejecting head through which liquid is ejected. A supply passage connects the ejecting head to a plurality of liquid storage bodies that include a first liquid storage body to be used first and a second liquid storage body to be used following the use of the first liquid storage body. A supply mechanism discharges the liquid contained in the liquid storage bodies to the supply passage. When the supply mechanism discharges the liquid contained in the first liquid storage body to the supply passage on the basis of first energy, if the amount of liquid left in the first liquid storage body is smaller than a threshold amount, the supply mechanism discharges the liquid contained in the second liquid storage body to the supply passage on the basis of second energy, which is lower than the first energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Masaru KUMAGAI, Hirokazu ONO
  • Publication number: 20160271955
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a line head which ejects liquid from a plurality of nozzles with respect to a medium, a wiping member that is able to wipe a nozzle forming surface on which the nozzles are formed, and an electronic mounting member that governs an electronic control, in which the wiping member is attachable and detachable with respect to the liquid ejecting apparatus, and the electronic mounting member is disposed at a location which is different from below an attachment/detachment path when the wiping member is attached and detached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Hirokazu ONO, Kazuhiko SATO, Toru TANJO, Yuichi SEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20160263896
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes: a liquid ejection head having a nozzle which ejects a liquid containing volatile organic compounds to a medium; and a maintenance unit that has a cap, which forms a closed space including an opening of the nozzle, and a suction unit that suctions a fluid from the closed space, and that performs maintenance for discharging the liquid from the nozzle by reducing pressure of the closed space. The maintenance unit is provided with a filter for adsorbing volatile organic compounds contained in the liquid discharged from the liquid ejection head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Hirokazu ONO, Kenji TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20160129692
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid path that connects a liquid storage portion for storing liquid and a liquid ejecting portion for ejecting liquid, a receiving tray that is provided on a gravity direction side of the liquid path and is capable of receiving the liquid, and a detector that has a detecting portion for detecting the liquid received on the receiving tray. In the liquid ejecting apparatus, the receiving tray includes a receiving region for receiving the liquid, a detection region in which the detecting portion is arranged so as to make contact with the liquid, and a groove portion formed in the receiving region, and a part of the groove portion makes contact with the detection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Hirokazu ONO, Kenji TSUKADA
  • Patent number: 9090068
    Abstract: There is provided a capping device having a bottomed box-shaped cap having an opening at one of ends of short side walls and long side walls formed in a ring shape and a bottom portion on the other side, the bottom portion is formed with a waste liquid disposal port configured to discharge liquid flowed therein from the opening and a rib extended so as to connect two opposing wall surfaces of the long side walls at a position overlapping at least partly with the waste liquid disposal port two-dimensionally when viewed from the side of the opening, and the rib including a communication hole configured to penetrate in the width direction intersecting the direction of extension of the rib and communicate with the waste liquid disposal port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyoshi Hashimoto, Takeo Seino, Taisuke Yamamoto, Hirokazu Ono
  • Patent number: 8585615
    Abstract: An abdomen width determiner determines an abdomen width of a subject. A shape index calculator calculates a shape index corresponding to a cross-sectional shape of an abdomen of the subject. An obesity evaluator evaluates whether an obesity degree of the subject is high or low. An obesity index calculator calculates an obesity index corresponding to the abdomen width using a first equation if the obesity evaluator evaluates that the obesity degree is low, and calculates an obesity index corresponding to the abdomen width and the shape index using a second equation different from the first equation if the obesity evaluator evaluates that the obesity degree is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tanita Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kasahara, Yoshio Sakai, Hirokazu Ono, Koji Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8567916
    Abstract: A liquid supplying mechanism includes a flow channel forming member that has a base having a plate-like shape on which an upstream portion of a plurality of liquid supplying flow channels are formed so as to supply ink to each of a plurality of liquid ejection heads that are assembled to a liquid ejection head unit, and a plurality of connection members in a tubular shape that extend from one side of the of the base so as to form a downstream portion of the flow channels that individually communicate with the upstream portion of the respective liquid supplying flow channels and are disposed such that the distal end of the connection members correspond to the positions of the connection holes that are formed on the respective liquid ejection heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tsuchiya, Hiroshige Owaki, Hirokazu Ono, Takeo Seino, Hiroyuki Hagiwara
  • Publication number: 20120162322
    Abstract: A liquid supplying mechanism includes a flow channel forming member that has a base having a plate-like shape on which an upstream portion of a plurality of liquid supplying flow channels are formed so as to supply ink to each of a plurality of liquid ejection heads that are assembled to a liquid ejection head unit, and a plurality of connection members in a tubular shape that extend from one side of the of the base so as to form a downstream portion of the flow channels that individually communicate with the upstream portion of the respective liquid supplying flow channels and are disposed such that the distal end of the connection members correspond to the positions of the connection holes that are formed on the respective liquid ejection heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji TSUCHIYA, Hiroshige OWAKI, Hirokazu ONO, Takeo SEINO, Hiroyuki HAGIWARA
  • Publication number: 20120154484
    Abstract: There is provided a capping device having a bottomed box-shaped cap having an opening at one of ends of short side walls and long side walls formed in a ring shape and a bottom portion on the other side, the bottom portion is formed with a waste liquid disposal port configured to discharge liquid flowed therein from the opening and a rib extended so as to connect two opposing wall surfaces of the long side walls at a position overlapping at least partly with the waste liquid disposal port two-dimensionally when viewed from the side of the opening, and the rib including a communication hole configured to penetrate in the width direction intersecting the direction of extension of the rib and communicate with the waste liquid disposal port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyoshi HASHIMOTO, Takeo SEINO, Taisuke YAMAMOTO, Hirokazu ONO