Masafumi Takimoto 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).
Abstract: A weighing machine constituted by a plurality of weighing units, and a weighing machine control portion for performing a centralized control of these weighing units are provided. The respective weighing units and the weighing machine are communicatively interconnected. The weighing machine control portion comprises a CPU, a main memory, a flash memory, a display such as a liquid crystal display, and a key input device such as a key board, and a communication device is connected to the weighing machine control portion. In replacement of the control program, the communication device is connected to Internet and a new control program is downloaded from the server computer to a temporary storage area of the flash memory. The new program is transferred to a control program area of the main memory and executed by the CPU. Thus, a combination weighing apparatus and a combination weighing system in which the control program is replaceable via the communication medium such as Internet are provided.
Abstract: There is disclosed an ink jet cartridge comprising an ink jet head including a plurality of arranged discharge ports for discharging ink, an element substrate provided with a plurality of energy generating elements for generating an energy to discharge the ink, and a base plate for supporting the element substrate; an ink tank holding member for holding an ink tank for containing the ink; and a head holding member for connecting the ink tank holding member to the ink jet head, and by holding the ink jet head by the ink tank holding member and the head holding member, the ink jet head is elastically supported in a head sandwiching direction, so that the positioning of the ink jet head can easily be performed with respect to the ink jet cartridge with a high precision, the high quality recording is possible, and the ink jet apparatus using this cartridge can be realized with a simple construction and at a low cost.
Abstract: A liquid jet recording head comprises a first substrate having a plurality of discharge energy generating devices formed thereon, and a second substrate having a discharge opening plate provided with a plurality of discharge openings for discharging ink, and recessed portions becoming ink flow paths conductively connected with said discharge openings, and a common liquid chamber for retaining ink to be supplied to each of said discharge openings, respectively. The ink flow paths and common liquid chamber are formed by joining the first substrate and second substrate with the discharge energy generating devices of the first substrate facing the recessed portions becoming ink flow paths of the second substrate, at the same time, the joint between the first substrate and second substrate being sealed by sealing compound, and fine grains inclusively residing on the joint between the first substrate and second substrate.