Patents by Inventor Kazuteru Kojima

Kazuteru Kojima 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: 11117367
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid discharge apparatus, including: a conveyer; a head having a nozzle surface formed having a nozzle from which a liquid is discharged on a recording medium conveyed by the conveyer; a carriage carrying the head and configured to be movable in a scanning direction parallel to the nozzle surface in a movement range including a facing range that faces a passing area where the recording medium conveyed by the conveyer passes; a first conductor for detection arranged at a first side in the scanning direction relative to the passing area; and a second conductor for detection arranged at a second side, which is opposite to the first side, in the scanning direction relative to the passing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Kazuteru Kojima
  • Publication number: 20200189267
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid discharge apparatus, including: a conveyer; a head having a nozzle surface formed having a nozzle from which a liquid is discharged on a recording medium conveyed by the conveyer; a carriage carrying the head and configured to be movable in a scanning direction parallel to the nozzle surface in a movement range including a facing range that faces a passing area where the recording medium conveyed by the conveyer passes; a first conductor for detection arranged at a first side in the scanning direction relative to the passing area; and a second conductor for detection arranged at a second side, which is opposite to the first side, in the scanning direction relative to the passing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Hori, Kazuteru Kojima
  • Publication number: 20180304638
    Abstract: An ink container for an inkjet printer includes an ink container body and a cover. The inkjet printer includes a printer body. The ink container body is configured to contain ink and includes a refill portion. The cover is configured to cover at least an area of the ink container body in which the refill portion is disposed and to pivot about a pivot axis between an opened position and a closed position with respect to the ink container body. When the cover is in the closed position, the refill portion is covered by the cover. When the cover is in the opened position, the refill portion is exposed. The pivot axis extends along a horizontal direction and being parallel to an attaching surface of the printer body. At least one of two side portions of the cover includes a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Akinari Ishibe, Masahiro Hayashi, Satomi Aizawa, Kazuteru Kojima
  • Patent number: 9033467
    Abstract: A liquid jetting apparatus includes: a channel unit formed with a plurality of nozzles and a plurality of liquid channels communicating with the nozzles; an actuator including a plurality of drive sections, which are provided to correspond to the nozzles, include a plurality of connecting terminals, and are configured to apply jetting energy to a liquid in the liquid channels; and a flexible wiring member including a plurality of connecting portions joined to the plurality of connecting terminals of the actuator and a plurality of wires connected to the connecting portions. The wiring member includes a protrusion formed by bending a portion, different from a portion formed with the connecting portions, at which at least a part of the wires are formed, to project toward a side opposite to a connecting surface for connecting with the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kondo, Shuhei Hiwada, Kazuteru Kojima
  • Publication number: 20140063125
    Abstract: A liquid jetting apparatus includes: a channel unit formed with a plurality of nozzles and a plurality of liquid channels communicating with the nozzles; an actuator including a plurality of drive sections, which are provided to correspond to the nozzles, include a plurality of connecting terminals, and are configured to apply jetting energy to a liquid in the liquid channels; and a flexible wiring member including a plurality of connecting portions joined to the plurality of connecting terminals of the actuator and a plurality of wires connected to the connecting portions. The wiring member includes a protrusion formed by bending a portion, different from a portion formed with the connecting portions, at which at least a part of the wires are formed, to project toward a side opposite to a connecting surface for connecting with the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi KONDO, Shuhei Hiwada, Kazuteru Kojima