Patents by Inventor Isao Kobayashi

Isao Kobayashi 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: 20240117752
    Abstract: A turbine includes a turbine housing having a scroll flow passage and a gas inflow passage fluidly coupled to the scroll flow passage, and a variable nozzle assembly located inside the turbine housing. The variable nozzle assembly includes a plurality of nozzle vanes located in the gas inflow passage and a plurality of vane shafts separately fixed to the nozzle vanes. The plurality of nozzle vanes includes a first nozzle vane and a number of second nozzle vanes. A width of the first nozzle vane in an axial direction of the vane shafts is smaller than a width of each of the second nozzle vane in the axial direction of the vane shafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Takayuki KOBAYASHI, Isao MORITA
  • Publication number: 20240001575
    Abstract: There is provided a sheet cutting apparatus including: a cutter including first and second blades and a shifter including an actuator; a signal outputter; and a controller. The controller is configured to execute: a first cutting processing of moving the first blade in a cutting direction by setting a power value of the actuator to be a first power value; a first determining processing of determining whether abnormality in a moving state of the first blade exists; a first stopping processing of stopping the first blade at a first stop position, in a case that the abnormality is determined to exist; a first returning processing of moving the first blade upstream in the cutting direction; and a second cutting processing of moving the first blade in the cutting direction by setting the power value of the actuator to be a second power value greater than the first power value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Yusuke ARAI, Isao KOBAYASHI, Hiroaki TAKAHASHI, Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230331009
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a divider disposed downstream of a print engine in a conveyance direction, and a controller. The controller causes a conveyor to convey a print medium until a planned dividing position of the print medium reaches a dividing position of the divider, when a first conveyance amount is larger than a second conveyance amount. The first conveyance amount corresponds to a print width for a printing process by the print engine. The second conveyance amount is calculated using a distance between a reference position and the dividing position and a distance between the reference position and the planned dividing position. After the planned dividing position of the print medium reaches the dividing position, the controller causes the divider to divide the print medium into first and second print media. The controller causes the conveyor to convey the second sheet to a printing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Yusuke ARAI, Isao KOBAYASHI, Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230234803
    Abstract: There is provided a printing apparatus including: a holder configured to accommodate a printing medium; a conveyor configured to convey the printing medium along a conveying direction; a printer; a cutter configured to cut the printing medium; a first detector configured to detect front and rear ends of the printing medium; and a controller. A distance in the conveying direction between the first detector and the cutter is shorter than a length of one of media generated by dividing the printing medium into n-pieces of media. The controller is configured to: calculate a length in the conveying direction of the printing medium by using a result of the detecting of the front and rear ends, and set a cutting position of the printing medium; and cause the cutter to cut the printing medium at the set cutting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Isao KOBAYASHI, Takashi SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20230202212
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a holder which holds printing media, a conveying unit which conveys each of the printing media picked up from the holder, along a conveyance direction, a printing unit which prints an image on the printing media, a first detecting unit which detects a front end and a rear end in the conveyance direction of each of the printing media conveyed by the conveying unit, a processing unit which processes each of the printing media, by moving a processing member with the processing member contacting each of the printing media, and a controller configured to: calculate lengths of the printing media by using detected results by the first detecting unit; and based on the lengths of the printing media, set a processing position in the conveyance direction at which the processing unit processes each of the printing media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI, Isao KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230202213
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: an accommodating unit accommodating a print medium; a first conveying unit picking up the print medium from the accommodating unit and conveying the print medium along a first conveying direction; a printing unit printing, on the print medium, print data included in a print job; a first detecting unit detecting front and rear ends in the first conveying direction of the print medium conveyed by the first conveying unit; and a controller. The controller executes: a length calculating process of calculating a print medium length as a length in the first conveying direction of the print medium; a setting process of setting a print starting position as a position at which printing is to be started in the printing unit; and a first printing process based on the print starting position set in the setting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Isao KOBAYASHI, Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230202214
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a conveying unit which conveys a printing medium in a conveying direction; a printing unit which prints an image on the printing medium conveyed by the conveying unit; a processing unit which includes a processing member and which executes a processing action for processing the printing medium by moving the processing member while causing the processing member to contact the printing medium; and a controller. The controller executes a processing process for causing the processing unit to execute the processing action with respect to the printing medium by moving the processing unit from a first position to a second position in an intersecting direction; a first conveying process for causing the conveying unit to convey a processed printing medium in the conveying direction; and a first moving process for moving the processing unit from the second position to the first position after the first conveying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Kosuke INUZUKA, Yusuke ARAI, Isao KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11673346
    Abstract: A resin frame includes frame members combined into a frame shape that includes a corner portion, and a joint portion joining a pair of the frame members which are adjacent to each other at the corner portion. The joint portion includes an entire-surface welded portion, in which end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other over an entire surface in a thickness direction of a plate portion of the frame members, and a partial welded portion, in which the end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other on one side of the entire surface in the thickness direction while another side of the entire surface in the thickness direction is not welded. The entire-surface welded portion and the partial welded portion are present at different portions on an outer periphery of the joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: YKK AP INC.
    Inventors: Koji Matsuda, Kazuhiro Kanayama, Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20230107583
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, having a conveyer, a first conveyer path, a printer, a cutter assembly, and a controller, is provided. The controller controls the printer to print images for at least two pages on a first side of a printing medium; after printing the images on the first side of the printing medium, controls the conveyer to move the printing medium to a second conveyer path being a different path from the first conveyer path through a switchback action and invert the printing medium by conveying in a second conveying direction; after inverting the printing medium, controls the printer to print an image in a predetermined part on a second side opposite to the first side of the printing medium; and after printing the image in the predetermined part on the second side of the printing medium, control the cutter assembly to cut the printing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shunsuke MINAMIKAWA, Yusuke ARAI, Isao KOBAYASHI, Koichi TSUGIMURA
  • Publication number: 20230094160
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, having a container to store a printing medium therein, an acquisition device to acquire image data, a printing device to print an image on the printing medium, a cutter assembly to cut the printing medium, and a controller, is provided. In a case where a size of the image contained in the image data acquired by the acquisition device is smaller than a size of the printing medium stored in the container, the controller generates rotated image data containing a rotated image, which is an image rotated from an original posture of the image in the image data acquired by the acquisition device, controls the printing device based on the generated rotated image data to print the rotated image on the printing medium, and controls the cutter assembly to cut the printing medium having the rotated image printed by the printing device thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shunsuke MINAMIKAWA, Koichi TSUGIMURA, Yusuke ARAI, Isao KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20230096924
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, having a conveyer, a first conveyer path, a printer, a cutter assembly, and a controller, is provided. The cutter assembly cuts the printing medium into a first part located frontward and a second part located rearward in a first conveying direction. The controller controls the printer to print an image in the second part on one side of the printing medium, controls the conveyer to move the printing medium from the first conveyer path to a second conveyer path through a first switchback action and inverts the printing medium by conveying in a second conveying direction, controls the printer to print an image in the second part on the other side of the printing medium, and controls the cutter assembly to cut the printing medium into a first printing medium having the first part and a second printing medium having the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao KOBAYASHI, Yusuke ARAI
  • Patent number: 11590642
    Abstract: A hydraulic hammering device enables an auto-stroke mode and an idle strike prevention mode to coexist with a simple circuit configuration. A first control valve controls advancing and retracting movements of a piston and a second control valve select either the auto-stroke mode and the idle strike prevention mode. To the second control valve, a shared spool is slidably fitted and a mode selection means is disposed. When the mode selection means allows supply of pressurized oil to an auto-stroke setting portion of the shared spool and prohibits discharge of pressurized oil from an idle strike prevention setting portion, the auto-stroke mode is selected. When prohibiting supply of pressurized oil to the auto-stroke setting portion and allowing discharge of pressurized oil from the idle strike prevention setting portion, the idle strike prevention mode is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Furukawa Rock Drill Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kaneko, Susumu Murakami, Isao Kobayashi, Atsushi Shioda, Shinsuke Nagano
  • Patent number: 11554582
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus, having a liquid discharging head, a relatively-movable device, and a controller, is provided. The controller controls the liquid discharging head and the relatively-movable device to record a plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, arranged at different positions in an arrayed direction, and a different pattern, arranged side by side with the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns along a direction orthogonal to an arrayed direction on a same liquid-discharge objective medium. The controller controls the relatively-movable device, after recording at least one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, and before recording a next one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns next to the at least one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, to perform a relative moving action by a moving amount different from a predetermined relative moving amount for recording the different pattern at least once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Isao Kobayashi, Takahiro Miyao
  • Publication number: 20220371603
    Abstract: An on-board unit as a direction change detection device is configured to acquire a steered angle and a mileage of a vehicle at a time point at which a right turn event related to a right turn of the vehicle occurs when the right turn event occurs, and detect the right turn on condition that a maximum value of the steered angle is equal to or less than a first threshold value, and the mileage is equal to or greater than a second threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventor: Isao KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11505043
    Abstract: Stability of shock absorbing property of a shock absorber provided on a back surface of a door trim is improved. A shock absorber is attached on the back surface of the door trim, and absorbs impact applied to the door. A quadrangular tube element of the shock absorber has an end plate on a tube tip surface, and faces the back surface of the door trim. The quadrangular tube element has an approximate U shape in which three side surfaces are closed by an upper plate, a lower plate, and a front plate, and the remaining one side surface is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao Kobayashi, Kyousuke Ii, Yasuomi Tanaoka
  • Patent number: 11405510
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus, having a placement table, a reader to read an image recorded on the recordable medium placed on the placement table while moving in one direction, a memory storing information concerning a test pattern, and a controller, is provided. The controller is configured to, when instructed to read the test pattern, control the reader to stop reading to pause before reading the test pattern completely, while the reader pauses, based on read data generated from an outcome of reading of the test pattern so far and the information concerning the test pattern, determine whether the read data satisfies a predetermined condition, and when the read data satisfies the predetermined condition, control the reader to resume reading the test pattern, but when the read data does not satisfy the predetermined condition, control the reader to abort reading the test pattern and output an error alerting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220055196
    Abstract: A hydraulic hammering device enables an auto-stroke mechanism and an idle strike prevention mechanism to coexist with a simple circuit configuration. The device includes a first control valve to control advancing and retracting movements of a piston, an auto-stroke mechanism and an idle strike prevention mechanism, and a second control valve to select either of the auto-stroke mechanism and the idle strike prevention mechanism. To the second control valve, a shared spool is slidably fitted and a mode selection means is disposed. When the mode selection means allows supply of pressurized oil to an auto-stroke setting portion of the shared spool and prohibits discharge of pressurized oil from an idle strike prevention setting portion, the auto-stroke mechanism is selected. When prohibiting supply of pressurized oil to the auto-stroke setting portion and allowing discharge of pressurized oil from the idle strike prevention setting portion, the idle strike prevention mechanism is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kaneko, Susumu Murakami, Isao Kobayashi, Atsushi Shioda, Shinsuke Nagano
  • Publication number: 20220060589
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus, having a placement table, a reader to read an image recorded on the recordable medium placed on the placement table while moving in one direction, a memory storing information concerning a test pattern, and a controller, is provided. The controller is configured to, when instructed to read the test pattern, control the reader to stop reading to pause before reading the test pattern completely, while the reader pauses, based on read data generated from an outcome of reading of the test pattern so far and the information concerning the test pattern, determine whether the read data satisfies a predetermined condition, and when the read data satisfies the predetermined condition, control the reader to resume reading the test pattern, but when the read data does not satisfy the predetermined condition, control the reader to abort reading the test pattern and output an error alerting signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isao KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220024148
    Abstract: A resin frame includes frame members combined into a frame shape that includes a corner portion, and a joint portion joining a pair of the frame members which are adjacent to each other at the corner portion. The joint portion includes an entire-surface welded portion, in which end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other over an entire surface in a thickness direction of a plate portion of the frame members, and a partial welded portion, in which the end surfaces of the pair of the frame members are welded to each other on one side of the entire surface in the thickness direction while another side of the entire surface in the thickness direction is not welded. The entire-surface welded portion and the partial welded portion are present at different portions on an outer periphery of the joint portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Koji Matsuda, Kazuhiro Kanayama, Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220009225
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus, having a liquid discharging head, a relatively-movable device, and a controller, is provided. The controller controls the liquid discharging head and the relatively-movable device to record a plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, arranged at different positions in an arrayed direction, and a different pattern, arranged side by side with the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns along a direction orthogonal to an arrayed direction on a same liquid-discharge objective medium. The controller controls the relatively-movable device, after recording at least one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, and before recording a next one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns next to the at least one of the plurality of relative movement adjuster patterns, to perform a relative moving action by a moving amount different from a predetermined relative moving amount for recording the different pattern at least once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Isao KOBAYASHI, Takahiro MIYAO