Patents by Inventor Kazuki Ohara

Kazuki Ohara 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: 20220009236
    Abstract: Provided are a maintenance liquid and a maintenance method that can solve an ejection problem of a UV curable inkjet printer. The maintenance liquid includes: a first ingredient in which a water-soluble compound is soluble and a cured matter of a UV curable ink is insoluble. The maintenance method includes: a first cleaning process at which a water-soluble compound that adheres to an inkjet head included in the UV curable inkjet printer is dissolved by a first maintenance liquid including the first ingredient in which the water-soluble compound is soluble and a cured matter of a UV curable ink is insoluble, and a second cleaning process at which the inkjet head is cleaned by a second maintenance liquid including a second ingredient in which the water-soluble compound is insoluble and the cured matter of the UV curable ink is soluble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahito Makinouchi, Kazuki Ohara
  • Patent number: 10982104
    Abstract: To provide an inkjet printing apparatus that improves the smoothness of the ink layer surface and improves the image quality. Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus that prints with a UV curable ink, the inkjet printing apparatus including: an ejection unit configured to eject the UV curable ink onto the surface of a print medium; and a control unit configured to control the ejection of the UV curable ink from the ejection unit, the UV curable ink containing a thixotropy-imparting agent, and the control unit setting the viscosity of the UV curable ink to 1 mPa·s to 20 mPa·s at the time of ejection and to at least 80 mPa·s within five seconds of landing on the print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Bando, Kazuki Ohara, Osamu Saito
  • Patent number: 10744408
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus operate to: execute one application; store group information, the group information being associated with a plurality of pieces of execution status information each of which represents one of a plurality of execution statuses of the execution, a plurality of pieces of content information each of which represents one of the contents of the plurality of pieces of execution status information, and group identification information identifying groups to which the plurality of pieces of execution status information and the plurality of pieces of content information belong; and generate, based on the group information, menu information which displays the content information included in at least one of the groups. The at least one application is executed using the execution status information associated with at least one piece of the content information included in the menu information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Ohara, Toshiya Ikenaga
  • Publication number: 20200115577
    Abstract: To provide an inkjet printing apparatus that improves the smoothness of the ink layer surface and improves the image quality. Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus that prints with a UV curable ink, the inkjet printing apparatus including: an ejection unit configured to eject the UV curable ink onto the surface of a print medium; and a control unit configured to control the ejection of the UV curable ink from the ejection unit, the UV curable ink containing a thixotropy-imparting agent, and the control unit setting the viscosity of the UV curable ink to 1 mPa·s to 20 mPa·s at the time of ejection and to at least 80 mPa·s within five seconds of landing on the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Bando, Kazuki OHARA, Osamu Saito
  • Patent number: 10511666
    Abstract: An input information reception unit of a server receives input information relating to a user operation from a client terminal and records the input information into an input information storage unit together with time. An information processing unit carries out an information process immediately on the basis of the input information, and an encoding unit encodes generated primary output data and a data transmission unit transmits the encoded data to the client terminal. An adjustment part adjusts processing contents and an encode parameter at any time in response to a communication situation monitored by a communication situation monitoring unit and records an adjustment history into an adjustment history storage unit together with the time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Ohara, Kazushi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20190241757
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation-curable ink that has low odor, excellent curability, and can provide a printed matter that has excellent hardness and toughness. The radiation-curable ink includes the monofunctional polymerizable compound (?) having a heterocyclic structure in which a hetero atom is an oxygen atom, and a multifunctional polymerizable compound (?) having an alicyclic structure. It is preferable that the radiation-curable ink further include a multifunctional polymerizable compound (Z) not having a bicyclo structure or a higher cyclic structure. It is preferable that the monofunctional polymerizable compound be a monofunctional (meth)acrylate and the multifunctional polymerizable compound be a multifunctional (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki OHARA, Hironori HASHIZUME, Osamu Saito
  • Publication number: 20180352035
    Abstract: An input information reception unit of a server receives input information relating to a user operation from a client terminal and records the input information into an input information storage unit together with time. An information processing unit carries out an information process immediately on the basis of the input information, and an encoding unit encodes generated primary output data and a data transmission unit transmits the encoded data to the client terminal. An adjustment part adjusts processing contents and an encode parameter at any time in response to a communication situation monitored by a communication situation monitoring unit and records an adjustment history into an adjustment history storage unit together with the time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki OHARA, Kazushi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10075525
    Abstract: An input information reception unit 32 of a server 30b receives input information relating to a user operation from a client terminal 10 and records the input information into an input information storage unit 42 together with time. An information processing unit 36 carries out an information process immediately on the basis of the input information, and an encoding unit 38 encodes generated primary output data and a data transmission unit 40 transmits the encoded data to the client terminal 10. An adjustment part 52 adjusts processing contents and an encode parameter at any time in response to a communication situation monitored by a communication situation monitoring unit 50 and records an adjustment history into an adjustment history storage unit 54 together with the time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuki Ohara, Kazushi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10009486
    Abstract: An output system includes a terminal apparatus to receive an accumulation instruction from a user, an accumulation apparatus to accumulate first output job information, an output apparatus to acquire data from an accumulation destination specified in the first output job information, and an authentication apparatus to authenticate the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuki Ohara
  • Patent number: 9994046
    Abstract: Generation of cockling is suppressed to enable superior image quality printing. An inkjet printing device is provided with a head discharging ultraviolet curing ink onto a medium, pinning irradiation sections irradiating the ultraviolet curing ink on the medium with light, and a curing irradiation section arranged on a downstream side of the pinning irradiation sections in a conveying direction of the medium, and radiating light with a shorter wavelength than the pinning irradiation sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Ohara, Tomotaka Furuhata
  • Patent number: 9940650
    Abstract: An equipment unit is disclosed, including a first obtaining unit which obtains first identification information for a parameter set for calculating a use amount of the equipment unit; a comparison unit which compares the first identification information and second identification information for a parameter set for calculating a use amount of the equipment unit; a second obtaining unit which obtains information on a difference between the parameter set related to the first identification information and the parameter set stored in the equipment unit when the first identification information and the second identification information differ; and a control unit which calculates an amount of use of the equipment unit based on the parameter set stored in the equipment unit, and the information on the difference and controls the use of the equipment unit by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuki Ohara
  • Patent number: 9884488
    Abstract: Generation of cockling is suppressed to enable superior image quality printing. An inkjet printing device is provided with a head discharging ultraviolet curing ink onto a medium, pinning irradiation sections irradiating the ultraviolet curing ink on the medium with light, and a curing irradiation section arranged on a downstream side of the pinning irradiation sections in a conveying direction of the medium, and radiating light with a shorter wavelength than the pinning irradiation sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Ohara, Tomotaka Furuhata
  • Patent number: 9700792
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a game server carrying out actions, including: generating a selection screen that presents a plurality of reproduction data items, each for reproducing a state of a respective point in time during execution of a game and allowing a user of a game device to select one of the reproduction data items, each reproduction data item representing a respective state of the game achieved by the user while engaged in game play on the game device, the selection screen presenting a first reproduction data item, which is one of the plurality of reproduction data items, in association with a second reproduction data item, wherein the selection screen provides an indication to the user of whether the second reproduction data item reproduces a state of a point in time at which the game has progressed with reference to the state reproduced by the first reproduction data item; and transmitting the generated selection screen to the game device over a network such that the game device may display
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Seiichi Takamura, Kazuki Ohara, Hideaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170036459
    Abstract: Generation of cockling is suppressed to enable superior image quality printing. An inkjet printing device is provided with a head discharging ultraviolet curing ink onto a medium, pinning irradiation sections irradiating the ultraviolet curing ink on the medium with light, and a curing irradiation section arranged on a downstream side of the pinning irradiation sections in a conveying direction of the medium, and radiating light with a shorter wavelength than the pinning irradiation sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KAZUKI OHARA, TOMOTAKA FURUHATA
  • Publication number: 20160321713
    Abstract: An equipment unit is disclosed, including a first obtaining unit which obtains first identification information for a parameter set for calculating a use amount of the equipment unit; a comparison unit which compares the first identification information and second identification information for a parameter set for calculating a use amount of the equipment unit; a second obtaining unit which obtains information on a difference between the parameter set related to the first identification information and the parameter set stored in the equipment unit when the first identification information and the second identification information differ; and a control unit which calculates an amount of use of the equipment unit based on the parameter set stored in the equipment unit, and the information on the difference and controls the use of the equipment unit by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuki OHARA
  • Publication number: 20160287993
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a game server carrying out actions, including: generating a selection screen that presents a plurality of reproduction data items, each for reproducing a state of a respective point in time during execution of a game and allowing a user of a game device to select one of the reproduction data items, each reproduction data item representing a respective state of the game achieved by the user while engaged in game play on the game device, the selection screen presenting a first reproduction data item, which is one of the plurality of reproduction data items, in association with a second reproduction data item, wherein the selection screen provides an indication to the user of whether the second reproduction data item reproduces a state of a point in time at which the game has progressed with reference to the state reproduced by the first reproduction data item; and transmitting the generated selection screen to the game device over a network such that the game device may display
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Seiichi Takamura, Kazuki Ohara, Hideaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160277597
    Abstract: An output system includes a terminal apparatus to receive an accumulation instruction from a user, an accumulation apparatus to accumulate first output job information, an output apparatus to acquire data from an accumulation destination specified in the first output job information, and an authentication apparatus to authenticate the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuki Ohara
  • Patent number: 9420139
    Abstract: An equipment unit is disclosed, including a first obtaining unit which obtains first identification information for a parameter set for calculating a use amount of the equipment unit; a comparison unit which compares the first identification information and second identification information for a parameter set for calculating a use amount of the equipment unit; a second obtaining unit which obtains information on a difference between the parameter set related to the first identification information and the parameter set stored in the equipment unit when the first identification information and the second identification information differ; and a control unit which calculates an amount of use of the equipment unit based on the parameter set stored in the equipment unit, and the information on the difference and controls the use of the equipment unit by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuki Ohara
  • Patent number: 9393489
    Abstract: Provided is a game device capable of displaying, when presenting a plurality of reproduction data items to a user, a selection screen that allows the user to easily recognize a relationship among the reproduction data items. The game device displays, on a display device, a selection screen that presents a plurality of reproduction data items for reproducing a state of a point in time during execution of a game and allows a user to select one of the reproduction data items, the selection screen presenting a first reproduction data item, which is one of the plurality of reproduction data items, in association with a second reproduction data item, which reproduces a state of a point in time at which the game has progressed from the state reproduced by the first reproduction data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Seiichi Takamura, Kazuki Ohara, Hideaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20160112515
    Abstract: An input information reception unit 32 of a server 30b receives input information relating to a user operation from a client terminal 10 and records the input information into an input information storage unit 42 together with time. An information processing unit 36 carries out an information process immediately on the basis of the input information, and an encoding unit 38 encodes generated primary output data and a data transmission unit 40 transmits the encoded data to the client terminal 10. An adjustment part 52 adjusts processing contents and an encode parameter at any time in response to a communication situation monitored by a communication situation monitoring unit 50 and records an adjustment history into an adjustment history storage unit 54 together with the time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kazuki OHARA, Kazushi YOSHIDA