Patents by Inventor Kengo Noda

Kengo Noda 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: 20210114380
    Abstract: A control device for a printing execution unit including a printing head, a head drive unit, and a movement unit, wherein, in a case where a non-character object region is located at an upstream end of a partial region which is configured to be printed by a first partial printing: dots are formed in a first overlap region by both the first partial printing and a second partial printing, the first overlap region including the upstream end of the partial region, wherein, in a case where a character region is located at the upstream end of the partial region, dots are formed in a second overlap region by both the first partial printing and the second partial printing, the second overlap region including the upstream end of the partial region, and wherein a length of the second overlap region is shorter than a length of the first overlap region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotoshi MAEHIRA, Tsuyoshi ITO, Masao MIMOTO, Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI, Shohei ICHIKAWA, Kengo NODA
  • Publication number: 20210107304
    Abstract: When an image recording apparatus records an specific image over a boundary between a first dot formation range where dots are to be formed in a preceding recording operation of two consecutive recording operations and a second dot formation range where dots are to be formed in a subsequent recording operation of the two consecutive recording operations, the apparatus sets, as a correction portion, an end portion in a scanning direction of a specific region including at least one of a first boundary region adjacent to the second dot formation range and a second boundary region adjacent to the first dot formation range in the specific image, and forms the dot placed at the correction portion by discharging liquid of a discharge amount smaller than the discharge amount set for a dot element corresponding to the dot from nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao MIMOTO, Kengo NODA, Shohei ICHIKAWA, Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi ITO
  • Publication number: 20210070576
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus is provided, including a casing; a tray which is to be installed to the casing by being inserted in a first orientation and which is to be withdrawn from the casing in a second orientation that is opposite to the first orientation; a sheet conveying passage; a platen; a recording part; and an interlock which moves the platen while being interlocked with movement of the tray in the first orientation or movement in the second orientation. The platen is movable to a printing position and a release position. The interlock moves the platen from the printing position to the release position while being interlocked with the withdrawal of the tray from the casing or the insertion of the tray into the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta ARAKAWA, Hiroaki TAKAHASHI, Hideaki YOSHIMUNE, Kengo NODA
  • Publication number: 20210060979
    Abstract: There is provided an image recording apparatus, including: a feed roller; a conveyer; a recording head; a carriage; a motor; a transmission mechanism; a lock detector; and a controller. The controller is configured to: record image on recording medium by alternately repeating a line feed process and a recording process; start feeding of second recording medium, before the recoding of the image to first recoding medium is completed, by rotating the motor to drive the feed roller; continue, in a case that the motor lock state is detected before the recording of the image to first recording medium is completed, a control for rotating the motor, until a process for recoding the image to first recording medium being executed when the motor lock state is detected, is completed; and stop a driving of the motor after the process for recoding the image to first recording medium is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kengo NODA, Yusuke ARAI, Takashi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10913625
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes: a conveying roller configured to convey a sheet in a conveying direction; driven rollers arranged with intervals in a width direction intersecting with the conveying direction, the driven rollers being opposed to the conveying roller in a direction perpendicular to the conveying direction and the width direction; and coil springs provided corresponding to the driven rollers respectively and serving as rotating shafts for rotatably supporting the driven rollers, wherein the coil springs include a right-handed twining coil spring and a left-handed twining coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Mimoto, Shohei Ichikawa, Kengo Noda, Tsuyoshi Ito, Yoshimitsu Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10899139
    Abstract: A control device for a printing execution unit including a printing head, a head drive unit, and a movement unit, wherein, in a case where a non-character object region is located at an upstream end of a partial region which is configured to be printed by a first partial printing: dots are formed in a first overlap region by both the first partial printing and a second partial printing, the first overlap region including the upstream end of the partial region, wherein, in a case where a character region is located at the upstream end of the partial region, dots are formed in a second overlap region by both the first partial printing and the second partial printing, the second overlap region including the upstream end of the partial region, and wherein a length of the second overlap region is shorter than a length of the first overlap region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Maehira, Tsuyoshi Ito, Masao Mimoto, Yoshimitsu Taniguchi, Shohei Ichikawa, Kengo Noda
  • Publication number: 20200406648
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10870293
    Abstract: When an image recording apparatus records an specific image over a boundary between a first dot formation range where dots are to be formed in a preceding recording operation of two consecutive recording operations and a second dot formation range where dots are to be formed in a subsequent recording operation of the two consecutive recording operations, the apparatus sets, as a correction portion, an end portion in a scanning direction of a specific region including at least one of a first boundary region adjacent to the second dot formation range and a second boundary region adjacent to the first dot formation range in the specific image, and forms the dot placed at the correction portion by discharging liquid of a discharge amount smaller than the discharge amount set for a dot element corresponding to the dot from nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Mimoto, Kengo Noda, Shohei Ichikawa, Yoshimitsu Taniguchi, Tsuyoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10821722
    Abstract: A control device for a printing execution unit, wherein, in a case where a character region and a non-character region are included in an overlap region which includes an upstream end of a partial region configured to be printed by a first partial printing, the printing execution unit is caused to print a print image by: forming a plurality of character dots, which are dots in the character region included in the overlap region, by one of the first partial printing and a second partial printing, and not forming the plurality of character dots by another of the first partial printing and the second partial printing; and forming some of a plurality of non-character dots, which are dots in the non-character region included in the overlap region, by the first partial printing, and forming other dots of the plurality of non-character dots by the second partial printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ito, Hirotoshi Maehira, Masao Mimoto, Yoshimitsu Taniguchi, Shohei Ichikawa, Kengo Noda
  • Patent number: 10744802
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Publication number: 20200180332
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10618325
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Publication number: 20190299673
    Abstract: When an image recording apparatus records an specific image over a boundary between a first dot formation range where dots are to be formed in a preceding recording operation of two consecutive recording operations and a second dot formation range where dots are to be formed in a subsequent recording operation of the two consecutive recording operations, the apparatus sets, as a correction portion, an end portion in a scanning direction of a specific region including at least one of a first boundary region adjacent to the second dot formation range and a second boundary region adjacent to the first dot formation range in the specific image, and forms the dot placed at the correction portion by discharging liquid of a discharge amount smaller than the discharge amount set for a dot element corresponding to the dot from nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao MIMOTO, Kengo NODA, Shohei ICHIKAWA, Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi ITO
  • Publication number: 20190299608
    Abstract: A control device for a printing execution unit including a printing head, a head drive unit, and a movement unit, wherein, in a case where a non-character object region is located at an upstream end of a partial region which is configured to be printed by a first partial printing: dots are formed in a first overlap region by both the first partial printing and a second partial printing, the first overlap region including the upstream end of the partial region, wherein, in a case where a character region is located at the upstream end of the partial region, dots are formed in a second overlap region by both the first partial printing and the second partial printing, the second overlap region including the upstream end of the partial region, and wherein a length of the second overlap region is shorter than a length of the first overlap region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotoshi MAEHIRA, Tsuyoshi ITO, Masao MIMOTO, Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI, Shohei ICHIKAWA, Kengo NODA
  • Publication number: 20190299594
    Abstract: A control device for a printing execution unit, wherein, in a case where a character region and a non-character region are included in an overlap region which includes an upstream end of a partial region configured to be printed by a first partial printing, the printing execution unit is caused to print a print image by: forming a plurality of character dots, which are dots in the character region included in the overlap region, by one of the first partial printing and a second partial printing, and not forming the plurality of character dots by another of the first partial printing and the second partial printing; and forming some of a plurality of non-character dots, which are dots in the non-character region included in the overlap region, by the first partial printing, and forming other dots of the plurality of non-character dots by the second partial printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi ITO, Hirotoshi MAEHIRA, Masao MIMOTO, Yoshimitsu TANIGUCHI, Shohei ICHIKAWA, Kengo NODA
  • Publication number: 20190233231
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes: a conveying roller configured to convey a sheet in a conveying direction; driven rollers arranged with intervals in a width direction intersecting with the conveying direction, the driven rollers being opposed to the conveying roller in a direction perpendicular to the conveying direction and the width direction; and coil springs provided corresponding to the driven rollers respectively and serving as rotating shafts for rotatably supporting the driven rollers, wherein the coil springs include a right-handed twining coil spring and a left-handed twining coil spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Masao Mimoto, Shohei Ichikawa, Kengo Noda, Tsuyoshi Ito, Yoshimitsu Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20190202222
    Abstract: A cassette case includes a bottom case and a top case. A tape is housed in the cassette case. A tape discharge portion discharges, from the cassette case, the tape that has been guided in the cassette case along a predetermined feed path. A first indicator portion indicates a type of the tape. A second indicator portion indicates a type of the tape, which is different from that indicated by the first indicator portion. An indicator member is a member independent from the top case and the bottom case, and is provided with the second indicator portion. An attachment portion is provided on the cassette case. The indicator member is removably attached to the attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Kengo Noda
  • Patent number: 10265982
    Abstract: A cassette case includes a bottom case and a top case. A tape is housed in the cassette case. A tape discharge portion discharges, from the cassette case, the tape that has been guided in the cassette case along a predetermined feed path. A first indicator portion indicates a type of the tape. A second indicator portion indicates a type of the tape, which is different from that indicated by the first indicator portion. An indicator member is a member independent from the top case and the bottom case, and is provided with the second indicator portion. An attachment portion is provided on the cassette case. The indicator member is removably attached to the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kengo Noda
  • Publication number: 20190047304
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10201993
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda