Patents by Inventor Kazuki Narumi

Kazuki Narumi 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: 20210031547
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus, comprising a printing head, a carriage having the printing head, a first roller pair disposed upstream of the printing head and configured to nip and convey a printing medium, a second roller pair disposed downstream of the printing head and configured to nip and convey a printing medium, a first ink receiver disposed inside a printing region and configured to receive an ink from the printing head, and a second ink receiver disposed outside the printing region and configured to receive an ink from the printing head, wherein the printing head performs preliminary discharge on the first ink receiver in a first nip state, and performs preliminary discharge on the second ink receiver in a second nip state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masataka Kato, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango
  • Publication number: 20200338893
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to optimize the time necessary for filling and the ink consumption. One embodiment of the present disclosure is a printing apparatus having: a storage unit; a print head having an ejection port from which ink supplied from the storage unit is ejected; an ink supply path that connects the storage unit and the print head; a suction unit configured to perform suction at the ejection port; and a supply control unit configured to supply ink stored in the storage unit to the ink supply path and the print head by performing suction at the ejection port by the suction unit, and the printing apparatus has an acquisition unit configured to acquire information relating to ink discharge from the ink supply path and the supply control unit determines the number of times of suction by the suction unit based on the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Masataka Kato, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200164664
    Abstract: A recording apparatus discharges an ink in a first color to a position at which an accumulated state on an ink absorber is to be detected. After that, a light is emitted onto the position from a light emitting unit, and reflected light is received by a light receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Masataka Kato, Kazuki Narumi, Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Hiroto Kango
  • Patent number: 10611156
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus according to the present disclosure executes a first wiping operation in a case where the count value counted by the count unit is higher than a first threshold value while the recording operation is being performed and execute a second wiping operation when the recording operation completes in a case where the count value counted by the count unit is higher than a second threshold value. The inkjet recording apparatus also executes the second wiping operation when the first wiping operation has been performed while the recording operation is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Taira, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Taku Yokozawa, Noboru Kunimine, Akiko Aichi, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10479090
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a first ink storage unit, a second ink storage unit, a discharge unit, a first detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the first ink storage unit is below a first predetermined amount, and a second detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the second ink storage unit is below a second predetermined amount. The inkjet recording apparatus further includes a control unit configured to control the discharge operation after the detection by the first detection unit and the detection by the second detection unit based on a detection timing of the first detection unit and a detection timing of the second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Taku Yokozawa, Masataka Kato, Akiko Aichi, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi
  • Patent number: 10457067
    Abstract: Each area in a test pattern for performing color shift correction is recorded by a discharge port at an edge portion in many times of scanning and by a discharge port other than the discharge port at the edge portion in fewer times of scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoko Baba, Kazuki Narumi
  • Publication number: 20190232671
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of this invention, an apparatus comprises: a detachable inktank containing ink; a subtank containing the ink supplied from the inktank; a printhead configured to discharge the ink supplied from the subtank; an ink supply path connecting the subtank to the printhead; a valve arranged on the ink supply path; a supply unit configured to supply the ink from the inktank to the subtank by repeatedly opening and closing the valve; a suction unit configured to suck the ink from the printhead; and a control unit configured to control, when the inktank is attached, the supply unit to operate for a predetermined number of times to supply the ink from the inktank to the subtank, and to subsequently control the suction unit to operate to supply the ink from the subtank to the printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Naoaki Wada, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroshi Taira, Akiko Aichi, Noboru Kunimine, Taku Yokozawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sato, Masataka Kato, Shin Genta, Hiroto Kango
  • Publication number: 20180370239
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus according to the present disclosure executes a first wiping operation in a case where the count value counted by the count unit is higher than a first threshold value while the recording operation is being performed and execute a second wiping operation when the recording operation completes in a case where the count value counted by the count unit is higher than a second threshold value. The inkjet recording apparatus also executes the second wiping operation when the first wiping operation has been performed while the recording operation is being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi Taira, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Taku Yokozawa, Noboru Kunimine, Akiko Aichi, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180257380
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a first ink storage unit, a second ink storage unit, a discharge unit, a first detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the first ink storage unit is below a first predetermined amount, and a second detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the second ink storage unit is below a second predetermined amount. The inkjet recording apparatus further includes a control unit configured to control the discharge operation after the detection by the first detection unit and the detection by the second detection unit based on a detection timing of the first detection unit and a detection timing of the second detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Taku Yokozawa, Masataka Kato, Akiko Aichi, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi
  • Publication number: 20180117928
    Abstract: Each area in a test pattern for performing color shift correction is recorded by a discharge port at an edge portion in many times of scanning and by a discharge port other than the discharge port at the edge portion in fewer times of scanning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Naoko Baba, Kazuki Narumi
  • Patent number: 9738088
    Abstract: A pattern of a first ink is formed on a recording medium using a first nozzle, a difference between smoothness of a surface at an edge portion of the pattern of the first ink in a predetermined direction and smoothness of a peripheral area of the pattern of the first ink on the recording medium is increased by applying another imparting material different from the first ink on the pattern of the first ink and a first adjustment pattern is formed, a second adjustment pattern of a predetermined imparting material is formed on the recording medium using a second nozzle, and a detection unit detects information by measuring specular reflected light when areas respectively including the first and the second adjustment patterns are each irradiated with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Hiroshi Kawafuji, Yasunori Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9649853
    Abstract: Multi-valued data is corrected using different correction values depending on an attribute of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoko Baba, Yasunori Fujimoto, Kazuki Narumi
  • Publication number: 20170043588
    Abstract: A recorded matter recorded on a recording medium includes a first layer formed by an ink A on or above the recording medium, the first layer having an index of refraction A; a second layer formed by an ink B on the first layer formed by the ink B, the second layer having an index of refraction B (where B<A); and a third layer formed by an ink C or by a transparent resin material on the second layer, the third layer having an index of refraction C (where C>A) and forming a surface layer of the recorded matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Rie Takekoshi, Takumi Kaneko, Kazuki Narumi, Ayumi Hirakawa, Yumi Kamimura
  • Publication number: 20170008300
    Abstract: Multi-valued data is corrected using different correction values depending on an attribute of an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Naoko Baba, Yasunori Fujimoto, Kazuki Narumi
  • Publication number: 20160347051
    Abstract: A pattern of a first ink is formed on a recording medium using a first nozzle, a difference between smoothness of a surface at an edge portion of the pattern of the first ink in a predetermined direction and smoothness of a peripheral area of the pattern of the first ink on the recording medium is increased by applying another imparting material different from the first ink on the pattern of the first ink and a first adjustment pattern is formed, a second adjustment pattern of a predetermined imparting material is formed on the recording medium using a second nozzle, and a detection unit detects information by measuring specular reflected light when areas respectively including the first and the second adjustment patterns are each irradiated with light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Hiroshi Kawafuji, Yasunori Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9409413
    Abstract: In a recording apparatus, a dot diameter of a first color ink formed by discharging a predetermined amount of the first color ink onto a surface of a second color ink fixed on a recording medium is smaller than a dot diameter of the second color ink formed by discharging the predetermined amount of the second color ink onto a surface of the first color ink fixed on the recording medium, and a recording head discharges the plurality of inks such that with respect to pixels forming an image in a unit area, pixels formed by discharging the second color ink and the first color ink in this order are greater than pixels formed by discharging the first color ink and the second color ink in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takumi Kaneko, Rie Takekoshi, Kazuki Narumi, Ayumi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 9392135
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus for recording an image on a unit region of a recording medium by performing a plurality of relative scanning operations of the recording medium and a recording head including a plurality of recording elements arranged in a certain direction. The image processing apparatus stores, based on image data of the image and ratios of using a plurality of recording element groups for recording the image, each of the plurality of recording element groups including a different recording element, dot count values for the plurality of recording element groups, and determines, based on the stored dot count values, whether density correction data for correcting the image data needs to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Naoko Baba, Yasunori Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20150296098
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus for recording an image on a unit region of a recording medium by performing a plurality of relative scanning operations of the recording medium and a recording head including a plurality of recording elements arranged in a certain direction. The image processing apparatus stores, based on image data of the image and ratios of using a plurality of recording element groups for recording the image, each of the plurality of recording element groups including a different recording element, dot count values for the plurality of recording element groups, and determines, based on the stored dot count values, whether density correction data for correcting the image data needs to be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Naoko Baba, Yasunori Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8926078
    Abstract: An ink containing a plurality of coloring materials having different hues, wherein the bronze value B, which is calculated from tristimulus values of reflected light, of illumination in the direction of an angle of 45 degrees to a normal to the image, in the direction of specular reflection and tristimulus values of illumination light under the same condition of the illumination by using Formula 1, with respect to a predetermined recorded image recorded by the above-described ink is 2.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kishi, Fumiaki Fujioka, Hirofumi Ichinose, Rie Takekoshi, Takumi Kaneko, Yumi Kamimura, Kazuki Narumi, Akihiro Kakinuma
  • Publication number: 20140307017
    Abstract: In a recording apparatus, a dot diameter of a first color ink formed by discharging a predetermined amount of the first color ink onto a surface of a second color ink fixed on a recording medium is smaller than a dot diameter of the second color ink formed by discharging the predetermined amount of the second color ink onto a surface of the first color ink fixed on the recording medium, and a recording head discharges the plurality of inks such that with respect to pixels forming an image in a unit area, pixels formed by discharging the second color ink and the first color ink in this order are greater than pixels formed by discharging the first color ink and the second color ink in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi Kaneko, Rie Takekoshi, Kazuki Narumi, Ayumi Hirakawa