Patents by Inventor Kentaro Murayama

Kentaro Murayama 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: 11119200
    Abstract: A reception unit receives, with an ultrasonic sensor, received signals including a reflected wave obtained when an acoustic signal emitted from a mobile body is reflected by an object. A disturbance judgment unit judges whether a jamming attack in which a jamming signal is transmitted from outside is being made, on the basis of the received signals. An object detection unit detects an object in surroundings of the mobile body on the basis of the received signals if it is judged that no attack is being made and does not perform object detection if it is judged that an attack is being made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Ishikawa, Shu Murayama, Takefumi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20210263458
    Abstract: A fixing device is for fixing a developing agent image to a recording sheet by electrostatically spraying a charged fixing solution toward the developing agent image on the sheet. The fixing device includes a container portion, a plurality of nozzles, and a potential difference generating portion. The container portion is configured to store therein the fixing solution. The plurality of nozzles is in communication with the container portion and configured to spray the fixing solution toward the developing agent image. The potential difference generating portion is configured to generate a potential difference between the fixing solution stored in the plurality of nozzles and the recording sheet conveyed at a position separated from the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka Kakigahara, Kengo Takeda, Jun Mihara, Satoshi Murata, Shinya Yamamoto, Tomoaki Hattori, Kumiko Sakaguchi, Takayuki Higuchi, Tatsuya Ezaka, Emi Shimizu, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 11040555
    Abstract: A printing device configured to perform: printing a first body part of a first object on a first portion of a printing medium; after printing the first body part, printing a specific header part which is the same as a first header part of the first object on a second portion positioned upstream of the first portion; after printing the specific header part, acquiring a second object including a second header part and a second body part; determining whether the first header part and the second header part match; when determining that the two header parts do not match, printing the second header part on a third portion positioned upstream of the second portion; and cutting an upstream end of the second portion; and when determining that the two header parts match, printing the second body part on the third portion without printing the second header part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20210171233
    Abstract: A tape having a strip shape extending in a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction includes: a subject surface located on the tape and exposed in a thickness direction; a first marker provided on the subject surface and being greater than the subject surface in reflectivity to light with a particular wavelength; and a second marker provided on the subject surface and being less than the subject surface in the reflectivity. At least a portion of the first marker and at least a portion of the second marker are identical to each other in position in the widthwise direction. At least a portion of one of the first marker and the second marker and at least a portion of another of the first marker and the second marker are different from each other in position in the lengthwise direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro MURAYAMA, Haruki MATSUMOTO, Yukiko TAKAMI, Harumitsu INOUE
  • Patent number: 11009820
    Abstract: A fixing device is for fixing a developing agent image to a recording sheet by electrostatically spraying a charged fixing solution toward the developing agent image on the sheet. The fixing device includes a container portion, a plurality of nozzles, and a potential difference generating portion. The container portion is configured to store therein the fixing solution. The plurality of nozzles is in communication with the container portion and configured to spray the fixing solution toward the developing agent image. The potential difference generating portion is configured to generate a potential difference between the fixing solution stored in the plurality of nozzles and the recording sheet conveyed at a position separated from the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Kakigahara, Kengo Takeda, Jun Mihara, Satoshi Murata, Shinya Yamamoto, Tomoaki Hattori, Kumiko Sakaguchi, Takayuki Higuchi, Tatsuya Ezaka, Emi Shimizu, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 10954021
    Abstract: A tape having a strip shape extending in a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction includes: a subject surface located on the tape and exposed in a thickness direction; a first marker provided on the subject surface and being greater than the subject surface in reflectivity to light with a particular wavelength; and a second marker provided on the subject surface and being less than the subject surface in the reflectivity. At least a portion of the first marker and at least a portion of the second marker are identical to each other in position in the widthwise direction. At least a portion of one of the first marker and the second marker and at least a portion of another of the first marker and the second marker are different from each other in position in the lengthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Harumitsu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200410309
    Abstract: A printing device includes: a conveying part configured to convey a printing medium in a conveying direction; a printing part configured to print on the printing medium at a print timing; a cutting part provided downstream of the printing part in the conveying direction and configured to cut the printing medium, which has been conveyed by the conveying part, at a cut timing after the printing part prints on the printing medium; and the controller configured to print, by controlling the printing part, a first scale and a second scale on the printing medium. At least a portion of the printed first scale and at least a portion of the printed second scale are arranged at the same position in the conveying direction. The printed first scale and the printed second scale are arranged at different positions in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20200398587
    Abstract: A printing device includes a printing mechanism, a first member, a second member and a RFID. The printing mechanism is configured to perform printing. The first member has a portion constituting a receiving portion. The receiving portion configured to receive therein a holder. The holder retains therein a consumable goods and is provided with a RFID. The holder is contactable with the portion of the first member when the holder is attached to the receiving portion. The second member is movable relative to the first member. The RFID reader is provided at the second member and is configured to read data stored in the RFID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Mizutani, Kentaro Murayama, Shota Iijima
  • Patent number: 10843496
    Abstract: A medium includes a base layer and a separation layer. First to fifth regions are defined in the medium along a first direction in this order. Portions of the base layer which are in contact with the separation layer are stickable in at least a part of the first region and the fifth region and are not stickable in the second region and the fourth region. A length, in a second direction, of a second-side end portion of the fifth region in the first direction is less than a length, in the second direction, of a first-side end portion of the third region in the first direction. A length, in the second direction, of a first-side end portion of the fifth region in the first direction is less than the length, in the second direction, of the second-side end portion of the fifth region in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Harumitsu Inoue, Haruki Matsumoto, Kazuyuki Katagiri, Daisuke Baba
  • Publication number: 20200293845
    Abstract: In a printing device, a supply portion is configured to convey a tape in its longitudinal direction. The tape includes: a plurality of labels arranged continuously in the longitudinal direction; and a plurality of storage elements provided on respective ones of the plurality of labels. A first storage element is provided on a first label and configured to store first authentication data. The second storage element is provided on a second label and configured to store second authentication data. A printing portion is configured to print on the plurality of labels. A controller is configured to perform: reading the first authentication data from the first storage element and the second authentication data from the second storage element by a reading portion; and determining whether the first authentication data is correlated to the second authentication data to meet an authentication condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Kohei Terada, Yuji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10766284
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes: a cassette casing; and a tape roll that is a roll of a tape extending in a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction. The tape includes: a subject surface exposed in a thickness direction; and a first image provided on the subject surface and indicating first information. The tape roll has: a first end portion located at an inner portion of the tape roll in a radial direction of the tape roll; and a second end portion located at an outer portion of the tape roll in the radial direction. The first information relates to an amount of a portion of the tape which is located on a first-end-portion-side of a reference position in the lengthwise direction. The reference position is located on the first-end-portion-side of the first image in the lengthwise direction on the tape at a particular distance from the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Haruki Matsumoto, Tsutomu Kato, Kohei Terada, Yukiko Takami, Harumitsu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200269611
    Abstract: A printing device configured to perform: printing a first body part of a first object on a first portion of a printing medium; after printing the first body part, printing a specific header part which is the same as a first header part of the first object on a second portion positioned upstream of the first portion; after printing the specific header part, acquiring a second object including a second header part and a second body part; determining whether the first header part and the second header part match; when determining that the two header parts do not match, printing the second header part on a third portion positioned upstream of the second portion; and cutting an upstream end of the second portion; and when determining that the two header parts match, printing the second body part on the third portion without printing the second header part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Kentaro MURAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10717311
    Abstract: A medium includes a base layer and a separation layer stacked on each other. Regions are defined along a first direction. The regions include: a first region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is stickable; a second region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is non-stickable; and a third region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is at least partly stickable. Four first vertexes of a first imaginary trapezoid shape which are located on an outer shape of the first region and four second vertexes of a second imaginary trapezoid shape which are located on an outer shape of the third region are symmetric with respect to an axis parallel with a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harumitsu Inoue, Yukiko Takami, Tsutomu Kato, Takaaki Banno, Haruki Matsumoto, Kentaro Murayama, Yukihiko Sato
  • Patent number: 10654296
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, including: a head holder; a platen roller; a first support shaft; a roller holder; a moving mechanism configured to move the roller holder; and a biasing member configured to bias the roller holder in an inclined direction inclined with respect to a first direction which is substantially orthogonal to a conveyance direction and in which the roller faces a thermal head toward a second direction side, the second direction opposite to the conveyance direction, wherein, in a state in which the roller holder is located at a pressing position, the roller is held in contact with the head while receiving a biasing force in the first direction from the biasing member, and a first contact portion of the roller holder is held in contact with the head holder in the second direction while receiving a biasing force in the second direction from the biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shota Iijima, Kentaro Murayama, Takanori Izumi
  • Patent number: 10625527
    Abstract: A tape includes a sheet and an elongated label that includes first portions and second portions. A second-side end portion of a first-side second portion is connected to a first-side end portion of one first portion, and a first-side end portion of a second-side second portion is connected to a second-side end portion of the one first portion. The one first portion has a first length in a tape widthwise direction. Each of the first-side second portion and the second-side second portion has a second length in the widthwise direction of the tape and a third length in a tape longitudinal direction. The second length is greater than the first length. The one first portion has a fourth length in the tape longitudinal direction which is greater than or equal to a specific length and less than a sum of the specific length and the third length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Banno, Harumitsu Inoue, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Tsutomu Kato, Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20200094576
    Abstract: A cassette includes: a housing; and a medium having a first portion contained in the housing and a second portion protruding to an outside of the housing. The second portion of the medium is a protruding portion having an indicator portion on which information is printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 10553888
    Abstract: An example fuel cell comprises: a gas-liquid separator separately storing gas and water; a discharge valve discharging the gas and the water; a control unit controlling the operation of the discharge valve; and a detector detecting a water level of the gas-liquid separator. The control unit is configured to determine an abnormality of the discharge valve based on a change in water level caused by opening and closing of the discharge valve if the water level detected by the detector is equal to or higher than a first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20190391517
    Abstract: A fixing device is for fixing a developing agent image to a recording sheet by electrostatically spraying a charged fixing solution toward the developing agent image on the sheet. The fixing device includes a container portion, a plurality of nozzles, and a potential difference generating portion. The container portion is configured to store therein the fixing solution. The plurality of nozzles is in communication with the container portion and configured to spray the fixing solution toward the developing agent image. The potential difference generating portion is configured to generate a potential difference between the fixing solution stored in the plurality of nozzles and the recording sheet conveyed at a position separated from the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yutaka Kakigahara, Kengo Takeda, Jun Mihara, Satoshi Murata, Shinya Yamamoto, Tomoaki Hattori, Kumiko Sakaguchi, Takayuki Higuchi, Tatsuya Ezaka, Emi Shimizu, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 10509351
    Abstract: A fixing device is for fixing a developing agent image to a recording sheet by electrostatically spraying a charged fixing solution toward the developing agent image on the sheet. The fixing device includes a container portion, a plurality of nozzles, and a potential difference generating portion. The container portion is configured to store therein the fixing solution. The plurality of nozzles is in communication with the container portion and configured to spray the fixing solution toward the developing agent image. The potential difference generating portion is configured to generate a potential difference between the fixing solution stored in the plurality of nozzles and the recording sheet conveyed at a position separated from the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Kakigahara, Kengo Takeda, Jun Mihara, Satoshi Murata, Shinya Yamamoto, Tomoaki Hattori, Kumiko Sakaguchi, Takayuki Higuchi, Tatsuya Ezaka, Emi Shimizu, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 10438517
    Abstract: A medium includes a base layer and a separation layer. Regions are defined along a first direction. The regions include: a first region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer includes opposite end portions in a second direction, and at least the opposite end portions are stickable; a second region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is non-stickable; and a third region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is stickable. A longest length of the first region in the second direction is less than a length of the second region or the third region in the second direction at a particular position in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Kazuyuki Katagiri, Daisuke Baba, Yukihiko Sato, Shota Iijima, Haruki Matsumoto, Harumitsu Inoue