Patents by Inventor Kazuhisa Otsuka

Kazuhisa Otsuka 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: 10752027
    Abstract: A medium transporting device provided in a printer includes a curved path in which a paper sheet after recording is curved and inverted, a plurality of first ribs that extend in a medium transportation direction in a facing area facing a recording head, that are provided at intervals in a width direction intersecting the medium transportation direction, and that form cockling on the paper sheet, a plurality of second ribs that are provided on an outer curved portion of the curved path, and a plurality of third ribs that are provided on an inner curved portion of the curved path. The plurality of second ribs and the plurality of third ribs are disposed at positions in the width direction that correspond to a mountain portion and a valley portion of the cockling of the paper sheet that is formed by the plurality of first ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takeda, Kazuo Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10730320
    Abstract: A medium transport device includes a first transport route for discharging a medium processed by a processing unit, a second transport route for discharging the medium processed by the processing unit, and a medium receiving tray that is capable of switching a state between a medium receiving state of receiving the medium that is discharged through the first transport route and a medium unreceivable state achieved by performing state switching from the medium receiving state. The first transport route comes into a non-formed state and at least a part of the medium receiving tray forms the second transport route when the medium receiving tray is in the medium unreceivable state, and the second transport route comes into the non-formed state and the first transport route is formed when the medium receiving tray comes into the medium receiving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Otsuka, Kazuhisa Takeda
  • Publication number: 20200230978
    Abstract: A medium transporting device provided in a printer includes a curved path in which a paper sheet after recording is curved and inverted, a plurality of first ribs that extend in a medium transportation direction in a facing area facing a recording head, that are provided at intervals in a width direction intersecting the medium transportation direction, and that form cockling on the paper sheet, a plurality of second ribs that are provided on an outer curved portion of the curved path, and a plurality of third ribs that are provided on an inner curved portion of the curved path. The plurality of second ribs and the plurality of third ribs are disposed at positions in the width direction that correspond to a mountain portion and a valley portion of the cockling of the paper sheet that is formed by the plurality of first ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKEDA, Kazuo OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20200174459
    Abstract: The production planning apparatus includes a memory configured to store, with respect to each of a plurality of process steps included in a production process for producing predetermined articles, the number of resources for setup step that are available for a setup step in which setup for performing work of the process step is performed and a processor configured to determine, on the basis of the number of the resources for setup step, among the resources for setup step, resources that are allocated to the setup steps of respective ones of the plurality of process steps in such a way that a total of required times required for the setup steps of respective ones of the plurality of process steps is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki SASAKI, Kazuhisa OTSUKA, Toshimichi YOSHINAGA
  • Patent number: 10647133
    Abstract: A medium transporting device provided in a printer includes a curved path in which a paper sheet after recording is curved and inverted, a plurality of first ribs that extend in a medium transportation direction in a facing area facing a recording head, that are provided at intervals in a width direction intersecting the medium transportation direction, and that form cockling on the paper sheet, a plurality of second ribs that are provided on an outer curved portion of the curved path, and a plurality of third ribs that are provided on an inner curved portion of the curved path. The plurality of second ribs and the plurality of third ribs are disposed at positions in the width direction that correspond to a mountain portion and a valley portion of the cockling of the paper sheet that is formed by the plurality of first ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takeda, Kazuo Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10618296
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a carriage unit which is provided with a liquid ejecting head, a liquid storage container which is storing a liquid, a tube which is connected to the carriage unit and which supplies the liquid which is fed from the liquid storage container to the carriage unit, a first driven roller which is provided on a downstream of the liquid ejecting head and which comes into contact with a surface of the medium which faces the liquid ejecting head, and a tube support surface which is positioned closer to a bottom side than the carriage unit in a vertical direction, and supports the tube, in which the tube support surface is at a position which is deviated from the first driven roller in the transport direction of the medium and falls within a height range of the first driven roller in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Takeda, Kazuo Otsuka, Satoshi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10500874
    Abstract: In a support member that is disposed to face a liquid emitting head and supports a medium, in a first region through which an edge of a first medium in a medium width direction passes, a liquid receiving portion is provided which receives a liquid emitted on a region deviated from the edge of the first medium in the medium width direction, and in a second region as a region through which an edge of a second medium in which a size thereof in the medium width direction is larger than that of the first medium passes, an absorbing material disposing portion at which a liquid absorbing material which absorbs the liquid guided from the liquid receiving portion is disposed to be capable of being exposed from an upper side of the support member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Otsuka, Yosuke Nakano, Eiji Taketsugu, Atsuhiko Takeuchi, Kazuhisa Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20190308425
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a medium mounting section on which a medium is to be mounted, a reverse-feeding path for reversing the medium that has been fed from the medium mounting section, a recording unit configured to perform recording onto the medium that has been reversed by the reverse-feeding path, and a reverse-discharging path for reversing the medium on which recording has been performed by the recording unit and for discharge the medium to a discharge section configured to discharge the medium, in which when viewed in a medium width direction intersecting a medium transport direction, a path section for reversing the medium in the reverse-feeding path and a path section for reversing the medium in the reverse-discharging path have portions overlapping each other in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo OTSUKA, Kazuhisa TAKEDA, Satoshi KAWAMURA, Haruna TAKAHASHI, Keisuke SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190160825
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a carriage unit which is provided with a liquid ejecting head, a liquid storage container which is storing a liquid, a tube which is connected to the carriage unit and which supplies the liquid which is fed from the liquid storage container to the carriage unit, a first driven roller which is provided on a downstream of the liquid ejecting head and which comes into contact with a surface of the medium which faces the liquid ejecting head, and a tube support surface which is positioned closer to a bottom side than the carriage unit in a vertical direction, and supports the tube, in which the tube support surface is at a position which is deviated from the first driven roller in the transport direction of the medium and falls within a height range of the first driven roller in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhisa TAKEDA, Kazuo OTSUKA, Satoshi KAWAMURA
  • Patent number: 9533482
    Abstract: In a masking system a robot performs first conveyance work of making an object gripping unit grip an object and set the object at a predetermined position based on positional information of the object which was detected by a first detection unit, coating work of making a coating unit coat an adhesive on a masking location of the object which is set at the predetermined position, and second conveyance work of making a masking piece gripping unit adhere a masking piece to the masking location of the object based on positional information of the masking piece which was detected by a second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Oda, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Mitsuhiro Okuda, Eiichirou Nagasue
  • Publication number: 20140261963
    Abstract: In a masking system a robot performs first conveyance work of making an object gripping unit grip an object and set the object at a predetermined position based on positional information of the object which was detected by a first detection unit, coating work of making a coating unit coat an adhesive on a masking location of the object which is set at the predetermined position, and second conveyance work of making a masking piece gripping unit adhere a masking piece to the masking location of the object based on positional information of the masking piece which was detected by a second detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FANUC Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru ODA, Kazuhisa OTSUKA, Mitsuhiro OKUDA, Eiichirou NAGASUE
  • Patent number: 8770247
    Abstract: In a masking system a robot performs first conveyance work of making an object gripping unit grip an object and set the object at a predetermined position based on positional information of the object which was detected by a first detection unit, coating work of making a coating unit coat an adhesive on a masking location of the object which is set at the predetermined position, and second conveyance work of making a masking piece gripping unit adhere a masking piece to the masking location of the object based on positional information of the masking piece which was detected by a second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Oda, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Mitsuhiro Okuda, Eiichirou Nagasue
  • Publication number: 20120199289
    Abstract: In a masking system a robot performs first conveyance work of making an object gripping unit grip an object and set the object at a predetermined position based on positional information of the object which was detected by a first detection unit, coating work of making a coating unit coat an adhesive on a masking location of the object which is set at the predetermined position, and second conveyance work of making a masking piece gripping unit adhere a masking piece to the masking location of the object based on positional information of the masking piece which was detected by a second detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru ODA, Kazuhisa OTSUKA, Mitsuhiro OKUDA, Eiichirou NAGASUE
  • Patent number: 7700185
    Abstract: There is provided an insulation material having a dielectric constant of 10 or more, comprising a filler having a dielectric constant of 50 or more and having two peaks in different particle size ranges in a particle size distribution and an insulating resin combined with each other; an insulation material having a dielectric constant of 10 or more comprising, as essential components, 1) at least one filler selected from the group consisting of barium titanate, strontium titanate, potassium titanate, magnesium titanate, lead titanate, titanium dioxide, barium zirconate, calcium zirconate and lead zirconate, 2) an insulating resin and 3) a dispersant containing a carboxylic group; or an insulation material comprising a filler having a dielectric constant of 50 or more, a dispersant for dispersing the filler and an insulating resin as essential components, wherein an extract of a cured product of the insulation material obtained by extraction with water at 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kumashiro, Yoshitaka Hirata, Shin Takanezawa, Yasushi Shimada, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Hiroyuki Kuriya, Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7592250
    Abstract: A multilayer wiring board exhibiting excellent moldability and having a capacitor where variation of capacitance is suppressed, its producing method, a semiconductor device mounting a semiconductor chip on the multilayer wiring board, and a wireless electronic device mounting the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Shimada, Yoshitaka Hirata, Hiroyuki Kuriya, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Masanori Yamaguchi, Yuichi Shimayama, Ken Madarame, Etsuo Mizushima, Yuusuke Kondou, Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7406362
    Abstract: A workpiece regrasping system for a robot. The system includes a manipulator grippable a workpiece; a deck member having a deck surface on which a workpiece is placeable; a support mechanism rotatably supporting the deck member about an axis parallel to the deck surface; a workpiece-orientation control section for controlling the manipulator so as to grip a workpiece at a first point of the workpiece and to bring the workpiece into abutment with the deck surface of the deck member, and configured to displace the workpiece together with the deck member about the axis, while maintaining a mutually abutted condition, until the workpiece occupies a desired orientation, with at least a part of a weight of the workpiece being carried on the deck surface; and a regrasping control section for controlling the manipulator so as to temporarily release the workpiece placed on the deck surface in the desired orientation and to regrasp the workpiece at a second point different from the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd
    Inventors: Kazuo Hariki, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: 7244093
    Abstract: An object handling apparatus capable of securely holding an object and precisely transferring the held object from a first place to a second place without need of a specific jig for positioning the object on a pallet. A position of an object supplied to the first place is detected by a first visual sensor to obtain a compensation amount for compensating a position displacement of the supplied object. The object is held by a robot hand having position/orientation compensated using the compensation amount and position/orientation of the object held by the robot hand relative to the robot hand is detected by a second visual sensor. A displacement of the position/orientation of the object held by the robot hand from a reference position/orientation is compensated based on the detected position/orientation of the object on the robot hand, so that the object held by the robot hand is precisely moved to have a predetermined position/orientation to be transferred to the second place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Masaru Oda, Tadanori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7239013
    Abstract: A multilayer wiring board exhibiting excellent moldability and having a capacitor where variation of capacitance is suppressed, its producing method, a semiconductor device mounting a semiconductor chip on the multilayer wiring board, and a radio electronic device mounting the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Shimada, Yoshitaka Hirata, Hiroyuki Kuriya, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Masanori Yamaguchi, Yuichi Shimayama, Ken Madarame, Etsuo Mizushima, Yuusuke Kondou, Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20070108588
    Abstract: A multilayer wiring board exhibiting excellent moldability and having a capacitor where variation of capacitance is suppressed, its producing method, a semiconductor device mounting a semiconductor chip on the multilayer wiring board, and a wireless electronic device mounting the semiconductor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Yasushi Shimada, Yoshitaka Hirata, Hiroyuki Kuriya, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Masanori Yamaguchi, Yuichi Shimayama, Ken Madarame, Etsuo Mizushima, Yuusuke Kondou, Kazunori Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20070060672
    Abstract: There is provided an insulation material having a dielectric constant of 10 or more, comprising a filler having a dielectric constant of 50 or more and having two peaks in different particle size ranges in a particle size distribution and an insulating resin combined with each other; an insulation material having a dielectric constant of 10 or more comprising, as essential components, 1) at least one filler selected from the group consisting of barium titanate, strontium titanate, potassium titanate, magnesium titanate, lead titanate, titanium dioxide, barium zirconate, calcium zirconate and lead zirconate, 2) an insulating resin and 3) a dispersant containing a carboxylic group; or an insulation material comprising a filler having a dielectric constant of 50 or more, a dispersant for dispersing the filler and an insulating resin as essential components, wherein an extract of a cured product of the insulation material obtained by extraction with water at 120° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Yasushi Kumashiro, Yoshitaka Hirata, Shin Takanezawa, Yasushi Shimada, Kazuhisa Otsuka, Hiroyuki Kuriya, Kazunori Yamamoto