Patents by Inventor Kazunori Mori

Kazunori Mori 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: 20220303412
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a document bed on which a document is placed, an automatic document feeder (an example of an opening/closing member) configured to be opened/closed with respect to the document bed, a rotational supporting section provided at one end of the document bed and rotatably supporting the automatic document feeder with respect to the document bed, and a height adjustment mechanism that adjusts the height of the automatic document feeder relative to the document bed. The rotational supporting section has a holding section fixed to the document bed and a rotary fulcrum section attached to the holding section and being movable in the up-down direction relative to the holding section. The height adjustment mechanism adjusts the height of the rotary fulcrum section relative to the holding section to adjust the height of the automatic document feeder relative to the document bed and overlaps the holding section and the rotary fulcrum section in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Seiji KAWABATA, Kazunori MORI, Masato OGAWA
  • Patent number: 11424106
    Abstract: Provided is a technique capable of reducing a variation in processing in an in-plane direction of a sample and improving a yield of processing. A plasma processing apparatus 1 includes a first electrode (a base material 110B) disposed in a sample stage 110, a ring-shaped second electrode (a conductive ring 114) disposed surrounding an outer peripheral side of an upper surface portion 310 (a dielectric film portion 110A) of the sample stage 110, a dielectric ring-shaped member (a susceptor ring 113) that covers the second electrode and is disposed surrounding an outer periphery of the upper surface portion 310, a plurality of power supply paths that supply high frequency power from a high frequency power supply to the first electrode and the second electrode respectively, and a matching device 117 disposed on a power supply path to the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Kondo, Kenetsu Yokogawa, Masahito Mori, Satoshi Une, Kazunori Nakamoto
  • Patent number: 11401595
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet having a TS of 780 MPa or more, excellent stretch flangeability, and excellent in-plane anisotropy of TS is provided. A high-strength steel sheet comprises: a predetermined chemical composition; a steel microstructure including, in area fraction, ferrite: 20% or more and 50% or less, lower bainite: 5% or more and 40% or less, martensite: 1% or more and 20% or less, and tempered martensite: 20% or less, and including, in volume fraction, retained austenite: 5% or more, the retained austenite having an average grain size of 2 ?m or less; and a texture having an inverse intensity ratio of ?-fiber to ?-fiber of 3.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Minami, Shinjiro Kaneko, Reiko Sugihara, Kazunori Tahara, Kazuma Mori
  • Publication number: 20220239798
    Abstract: A scanner includes a second glass member, a main body frame, a sheet member, a document transport unit, a reading unit, and a control unit. The sheet member is arranged on the second glass member. The document transport unit transports a document such that the document is brought into contact with the second glass member in a first position and the document is brought into contact with the second glass member in a second position. The reading unit reads the document in a third position between the first position and the second position, the third position in which the document is out of contact with the sheet member and the second glass member. The control unit identifies the third position in accordance with a position of the sheet member detected by the reading unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Kazunori MORI, Yutaro KAJITANI
  • Publication number: 20220239787
    Abstract: Provided is an image reading device including: a reading unit reading an image on a document; a carriage moving with the reading unit; a detector included in the carriage and having a predetermined width in a movement direction of the carriage; a detection sensor being in a detection state when the detector is located at a position where the detector faces the detection sensor and being in a non-detection state when the detector is located at a position where the detector does not face the detection sensor; and a control portion configured to perform a positional shift determination operation of determining a positional shift of the carriage, in which, as the positional shift determination operation, the control portion starts to move the carriage when the detection sensor is in the detection state and determines the positional shift of the carriage, based on a moving amount of the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Seiji KAWABATA, Kazunori MORI, Yutaro KAJITANI, Masato OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10821748
    Abstract: There is provided a recording apparatus with which it is possible to reduce an occupied space to a small size in a configuration of including a mounting unit and a receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Mori
  • Patent number: 10807824
    Abstract: A medium transporting apparatus includes a transport belt that has a loop shaped, an clinging mechanism that causes a medium to cling to the transport belt, a rotation mechanism that rotates the transport belt in a first and second rotation direction, and an intermediate stacker on which the medium transported by the transport belt is stacked, in which the clinging mechanism cling an upper surface that is opposite to a lower surface of the medium on the intermediate stacker side, and after rotating the transport belt, to which the medium is cling, in the first rotation direction to transport the medium in a first transport direction, the rotation mechanism rotates the transport belt in the second rotation direction to transport the medium in a second transport direction that is opposite to the first transport direction so as to stack the medium on the intermediate stacker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Furumido, Kazunori Mori
  • Patent number: 10737899
    Abstract: A medium processing apparatus includes a processing unit that performs processing on a sheet-like medium; an outer wall on which a discharge port, from which the medium processed by the processing unit is discharged, is open; a stacking portion that has a stacking surface on which the medium discharged from the discharge port is stacked; a suction unit that sucks air on the stacking surface via a suction port provided below the discharge port; and a control unit that controls a workload of the suction unit. The control unit reduces the workload of the suction unit according to an open area of the suction port which is occluded by the medium stacked on the stacking portion and is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Mori
  • Patent number: 10625501
    Abstract: When a wave shape is formed in a sheet of paper, a suppression of a reduction in recording quality that is caused by a shape of the paper is achieved, and thus, favorable recording quality is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hikari Shomura, Kazunori Mori
  • Publication number: 20190299667
    Abstract: A medium transporting apparatus includes a transport belt that has a loop shaped, an clinging mechanism that causes a medium to cling to the transport belt, a rotation mechanism that rotates the transport belt in a first and second rotation direction, and an intermediate stacker on which the medium transported by the transport belt is stacked, in which the clinging mechanism cling an upper surface that is opposite to a lower surface of the medium on the intermediate stacker side, and after rotating the transport belt, to which the medium is cling, in the first rotation direction to transport the medium in a first transport direction, the rotation mechanism rotates the transport belt in the second rotation direction to transport the medium in a second transport direction that is opposite to the first transport direction so as to stack the medium on the intermediate stacker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi FURUMIDO, Kazunori MORI
  • Patent number: 10369818
    Abstract: A printer includes a corrugating section disposed on an upstream side of a line head, the corrugating section being configured to alternately form crests and troughs in a sheet in a width direction which intersects a medium transport direction, a relaxing section that can be switched between a relaxing position in which the corrugations formed by the corrugating section are relaxed and a maintaining position in which the corrugations are maintained with respect to the sheet on a downstream side of the line head between the line head and branch points of transport paths and a controller configured to control the switching of the relaxing section between the relaxing position and the maintaining position. The controller switches the relaxing section depending on a transport destination of the recorded sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hikari Shomura, Kazunori Mori, Satoshi Negishi
  • Patent number: 10369798
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: a recording head; a transportation path along which the medium is transported via a head facing region which faces the recording head; and a maintenance unit used for maintenance of the recording head, wherein the head facing region, which is a region of the transportation path which faces the recording head, is inclined with respect to a horizontal direction, and the recording head is provided to be rotatable, and when rotating, the recording head can be switched between a first position in which the head surface is inclined along an inclination of the head facing region, the first position being a position for performing recording, and a second position in which the head surface becomes horizontal or becomes more horizontal than in the first position, the second position being a position for performing maintenance by the maintenance unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Mori
  • Patent number: 10364119
    Abstract: A recording apparatus is provided that is able to increase the medium load capacity of a receiving portion in a configuration provided with a mounting portion and receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Uchibori, Kazunori Mori
  • Patent number: 10350915
    Abstract: Convex portions formed on a sheet of paper by a forming section are maintained in a favorable condition and good recording quality is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hikari Shomura, Kazunori Mori
  • Patent number: 10343427
    Abstract: A recording apparatus which suppresses banding which occurs on a recording surface of a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Mori, Yosaku Tamura
  • Publication number: 20190030920
    Abstract: There is provided a recording apparatus with which it is possible to reduce an occupied space to a small size in a configuration of including a mounting unit and a receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: Kazunori MORI
  • Publication number: 20190031461
    Abstract: A recording apparatus is provided that is able to increase the medium load capacity of a receiving portion in a configuration provided with a mounting portion and receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kenji UCHIBORI, Kazunori MORI
  • Publication number: 20190010008
    Abstract: A medium processing apparatus includes a processing unit that performs processing on a sheet-like medium; an outer wall on which a discharge port, from which the medium processed by the processing unit is discharged, is open; a stacking portion that has a stacking surface on which the medium discharged from the discharge port is stacked; a suction unit that sucks air on the stacking surface via a suction port provided below the discharge port; and a control unit that controls a workload of the suction unit. The control unit reduces the workload of the suction unit according to an open area of the suction port which is occluded by the medium stacked on the stacking portion and is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: Kazunori MORI
  • Publication number: 20180345694
    Abstract: A printer includes a corrugating section disposed on an upstream side of a line head, the corrugating section being configured to alternately form crests and troughs in a sheet in a width direction which intersects a medium transport direction, a relaxing section that can be switched between a relaxing position in which the corrugations formed by the corrugating section are relaxed and a maintaining position in which the corrugations are maintained with respect to the sheet on a downstream side of the line head between the line head and branch points of transport paths and a controller configured to control the switching of the relaxing section between the relaxing position and the maintaining position. The controller switches the relaxing section depending on a transport destination of the recorded sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hikari SHOMURA, Kazunori MORI, Satoshi NEGISHI
  • Publication number: 20180345688
    Abstract: Convex portions formed on a sheet of paper by a forming section are maintained in a favorable condition and good recording quality is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hikari SHOMURA, Kazunori MORI