Patents by Inventor Koji Akagi

Koji Akagi 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: 20090168104
    Abstract: There is provided a computer-readable record medium storing computer-readable instructions that cause a print control device (for controlling a first printing unit which prints a document image on a sheet) to execute a positional data determination step of determining positional data representing positions of one or more fill-in areas for document image data corresponding to the document image, an addition instruction step of instructing the first printing unit to add an identifier (to be used for acquiring the positional data determined by the positional data determination step) to the sheet, and a print instruction step of instructing the first printing unit to execute the printing of the document image corresponding to the document image data on the sheet to which the identifier is added according to the instruction by the addition instruction step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki WAKIZAKA, Koji AKAGI
  • Publication number: 20080301584
    Abstract: An image-displaying device includes a storing unit and a displaying unit. The storing unit stores correlation data between a plurality of thumbnails and a sequence of the plurality of thumbnails. The displaying unit is capable of displaying a predetermined maximum number of thumbnails based on the correlation data. If a displayed thumbnail is selected by a user, the displaying unit displays identification data identifying the selected thumbnail together with the selected thumbnail. If identification data is selected by a user, the displaying unit displays a thumbnail corresponding to the selected identification data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Koji Akagi, Tetsuro Matsuno, Tatsuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20080301569
    Abstract: An image-displaying device includes a storing unit, a displaying unit, a controller. The storing unit stores a first correlation data and a second correlation data. The first correlation data indicates a plurality of first thumbnails including a plurality of first display thumbnails and also indicates a sequence of the plurality of first thumbnails. The second correlation data indicates a plurality of second thumbnails including a plurality of second display thumbnails and also indicates a sequence of the plurality of second thumbnails. The displaying unit includes a first display configured to display a plurality of first display thumbnails as a first thumbnail row extending in a predetermined direction based on the first correlation data, and a second display configured to display a plurality of second display thumbnails as a second thumbnail row extending in the predetermined direction based on the second correlation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Koji Akagi
  • Publication number: 20080297536
    Abstract: An image processor enabling a user to quickly select desired images from a large number of images without scrolling repeatedly through the images. The image processor assigns image numbers to segments of a scroll bar and displays image data corresponding to an image number assigned at the position on the scroll bar pressed by the user. The image processor also reduces the number of image numbers assigned per segment of the scroll bar near the image number at the pressed position on the scroll bar to facilitate the user in specifying a desired image through a subsequent input operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Tetsuro Matsuno, Koji Akagi, Tatsuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20080301583
    Abstract: An image-displaying device includes a storing unit and a displaying unit. The storing unit stores first correlation data and second correlation data. The first correlation data indicates a plurality of first thumbnails including a plurality of first display thumbnails and also indicates a sequence of the plurality of first thumbnails. The second correlation data indicates a plurality of second thumbnails including a plurality of second display thumbnails and also indicates a sequence of the plurality of second thumbnails. The storing unit updates the second correlation data in response to an update instruction for adding one of the plurality of first thumbnails to the plurality of second thumbnails. The displaying unit includes a first display configured to display a plurality of first display thumbnails based on the first correlation data, and a second display configured to display a plurality of second display thumbnails based on the second correlation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Koji Akagi
  • Patent number: 7360858
    Abstract: The ink cartridge has a first detection target portion for detecting ink level and a second detection target portion for identifying the type of an ink cartridge. The ink level detection device uses an optical sensor to scan the first and second detection target portions of the ink cartridge, and detects ink level and the type of the ink cartridge, that is, whether the ink cartridge is containing standard amount of ink or large amount of ink. Therefore, the number of image formation on recording media can be estimated, and failure in image formation due to a shortage of ink in the middle of image formation can be inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hayamizu, Masatoshi Yamada, Yukichi Sawaki, Koji Akagi
  • Publication number: 20080068421
    Abstract: The ink cartridge has a first detection target portion for detecting ink level and a second detection target portion for identifying the type of an ink cartridge. The ink level detection device uses an optical sensor to scan the first and second detection target portions of the ink cartridge, and detects ink level and the type of the ink cartridge, that is, whether the ink cartridge is containing standard amount of ink or large amount of ink. Therefore, the number of image formation on recording media can be estimated, and failure in image formation due to a shortage of ink in the middle of image formation can be inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hayamizu, Masatoshi Yamada, Yukichi Sawaki, Koji Akagi
  • Publication number: 20050024454
    Abstract: The ink cartridge has a first detection target portion for detecting ink level and a second detection target portion for identifying the type of an ink cartridge. The ink level detection device uses an optical sensor to scan the first and second detection target portions of the ink cartridge, and detects ink level and the type of the ink cartridge, that is, whether the ink cartridge is containing standard amount of ink or large amount of ink. Therefore, the number of image formation on recording media can be estimated, and failure in image formation due to a shortage of ink in the middle of image formation can be inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hayamizu, Masatoshi Yamada, Yukichi Sawaki, Koji Akagi