Patents by Inventor Masakazu Sone

Masakazu Sone 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: 9834007
    Abstract: To provide a medical printer (100) that can cut a roll sheet (P) by pulling the roll sheet (P) in any of an up direction and a down direction. There is provided a medical printer including: a main body (102) that accommodates a roll sheet; a movable section (104) including a front panel (104A) that covers a front face, the movable section being capable of opening and closing against the main body; a first cutting section (130) provided on the movable section, and configured to cut the roll sheet ejected from an ejection port (110) defined by the main body and the movable section; and a slide section configured to slide the front panel or the first cutting section in a radial direction with respect to a rotation center of the movable section in accordance with open and closed states of the movable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Sone, Hideo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170165985
    Abstract: To provide a medical printer (100) that can cut a roll sheet (P) by pulling the roll sheet (P) in any of an up direction and a down direction. There is provided a medical printer including: a main body (102) that accommodates a roll sheet; a movable section (104) including a front panel (104A) that covers a front face, the movable section being capable of opening and closing against the main body; a first cutting section (130) provided on the movable section, and configured to cut the roll sheet ejected from an ejection port (110) defined by the main body and the movable section; and a slide section configured to slide the front panel or the first cutting section in a radial direction with respect to a rotation center of the movable section in accordance with open and closed states of the movable section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: MASAKAZU SONE, HIDEO NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9507311
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus including a paper feed tray configured to accommodate at least one sheet, a paper feed roller configured to send the sheet from the paper feed tray, and a cleaning member at the paper feed tray, the cleaning member being configured to clean a surface of the paper feed roller. The paper feed tray is movable between a paper feeding position from which the paper feed roller sends the sheet and a cleaning position at which the paper feed roller comes into contact with the cleaning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Sone
  • Publication number: 20150037079
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus including a paper feed tray configured to accommodate at least one sheet, a paper feed roller configured to send the sheet from the paper feed tray, and a cleaning member at the paper feed tray, the cleaning member being configured to clean a surface of the paper feed roller. The paper feed tray is movable between a paper feeding position from which the paper feed roller sends the sheet and a cleaning position at which the paper feed roller comes into contact with the cleaning member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Masakazu Sone
  • Publication number: 20140265103
    Abstract: There is provided a medical printer including a main body that accommodates a roll sheet, a movable section capable of being opened and closed with respect to the main body, a first cutting section in the main body, the first cutting section being configured to cut the roll sheet ejected from an ejection port, the ejection port being formed by the main body and the movable section, and a second cutting section on the movable section, the second cutting section being configured to cut the roll sheet ejected from the ejection port. The second cutting section includes a cutter blade at at least one of two ends of the ejection port in a width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Sone, Hideo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130047872
    Abstract: There is provided a disc drive device including a recording and playback unit that performs recording or playback of an information signal on a disc-shaped recording medium having a printing surface and a recording surface; a printing head that performs printing on the printing surface of the disc-shaped recording medium; a roller that is separated from or comes into contact with an outer circumferential surface of the disc-shaped recording medium and rotates the disc-shaped recording medium by being rotated while in contact with the outer circumferential surface; a spring member that biases the roller in an axial direction of the roller; and a position restricting member that has a restricting section against which the roller biased by the spring member is pressed and performs the positioning of the roller in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshitaka ONISHI, MASAKAZU SONE
  • Publication number: 20120118181
    Abstract: A disc driving apparatus includes: a recording and reproducing unit for recording or reproducing an information signal; and a print unit for performing printing to the printing surface of the disc-shaped recording medium. The print unit includes a print head contacting the printing surface when performing printing, a head feeding unit having a head support lever to which the print head is mounted, a guide cam having a cam guide portion extending in a movement direction of the head feeding unit, a moving cam having an forward path cam engagement portion engaged with the cam guide portion in the forward path and a return path cam engagement portion engaged with the cam guide portion in the return path; and a guide member guiding the movement of the head feeding unit between the initial location and the turnaround location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Takatoshi IWANABE, Masakazu SONE, Yoshitaka ONISHI
  • Publication number: 20120120173
    Abstract: A disc driving apparatus includes a recording and reproducing unit for recording or reproducing an information signal for a disc-shaped recording medium having a printing surface and a print unit for performing printing to the printing surface of the disc-shaped recording medium. The print unit includes a print head which is pressed to the printing surface when printing is performed on the printing surface, a head feeding unit to which the print head is mounted, the head feeding unit moving along the printing surface of the disc-shaped recording medium, and a guide member for guiding the movement of the head feeding unit. When the print head is pressed to the printing surface while printing is performed on the printing surface, the disc-shaped recording medium is bent so that the printing surface becomes inclined. The guide member is disposed to be inclined according to the inclined state of the printing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Takatoshi IWANABE, Masakazu Sone, Yoshitaka Onishi
  • Patent number: 5528278
    Abstract: A video printer includes a chassis, a platen rotatably mounted on the chassis, a printing head carried by the chassis so as to be moved between a pressure-contact position in which the printing head is pressure-contacted with the platen and a standby position in which the printing head is spaced apart from the platen, a roll for pressure-contacting a transfer sheet against the platen, and a cutter provided at a position spaced apart from the printing head and proximate to the sheet exit opening. The transfer sheet is provided in a sheet guide system through a space between the platen and the printing head as far as a sheet exit opening. The printing head is moved to the pressure-contact position during printing time and to the standby position during non-printing time. When printing an image on the transfer sheet, the transfer sheet is rewound by a distance less than a distance between the printing head and the cutter for effective utilization of the transfer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Takizawa, Yasushi Hirumi, Koji Yoshino, Koichi Kokusho, Masakazu Sone, Kozo Kawakita, Hidehiko Funayama
  • Patent number: 5528273
    Abstract: A video printer includes a chassis, a platen rotatably mounted on the chassis, a printing head carried by the chassis so as to be moved between a pressure-contact position in which the printing head is pressure-contacted with the platen and a standby position in which the printing head is spaced apart from the platen, a roll for pressure-contacting a transfer sheet against the platen, and a cutter provided at a position spaced apart from the printing head and proximate to the sheet exit opening. The transfer sheet is provided in a sheet guide system through a space between the platen and the printing head as far as a sheet exit opening. The printing head is moved to the pressure-contact position during printing operation to the standby position during non-printing operation. When printing an image on the transfer sheet, the transfer sheet is rewound by a distance less than a distance between the printing head and the cutter for effective utilization of the transfer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Takizawa, Yasushi Hirumi, Koji Yoshino, Koichi Kokusho, Masakazu Sone, Kozo Kawakita, Hidehiko Funayama
  • Patent number: 5230576
    Abstract: A printer is provided which has an openable front panel. This front panel is opened to load printing paper into a paper tray which is invisibly located behind the front panel. The paper tray is provided in a mechanical sub-chassis movably disposed within a mechanical main chassis of the printer. The sub-chassis is laterally slidable relative to the main chassis via a pair of guide rails and is rotatable to open the front panel via a pair of arm plate to expose the paper tray outside of the printer body. The arm plates are attached to a drive shaft supported by the main chassis so as to allow slight relative displacement therebetween to cancel assembly error. According to rotation of the drive shaft, the both arm plates swing synchronously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Sone
  • Patent number: 5110787
    Abstract: A roll paper for a thermal printer in which a coloring paper having a thermal coloring layer and a peeling paper on which the coloring paper with the coloring layer is stuck by an adhesive material are wound as a roll shape is comprised of first cuts for defining a picture forming region of one frame on the coloring paper in order for the picture forming region to be peeled off from the peeling paper and second cuts formed to completely cross the entire width of the roll paper, in which the first and second cuts are repeatedly formed at every picture forming region in the length direction of the roll paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Yukita, Masakazu Sone, Hidehiko Funayama
  • Patent number: 5014073
    Abstract: A printer is provided which includes a thermal head serving first, second, and third operation modes. In the first operation mode, the thermal head is separate from the platen roller so as to allow a new sheet of printing paper to be inserted, from a roll, for example. In the second operation mode, the thermal head is pressed against the platen roller to via the sheet of printing paper to print an image thereon. In the third operation mode, the thermal head contacts with the platen roller, but under only the slight pressure exerted by its own weight to secure the printed paper sheet to cut it into a predetermined size. The provision of the third operation mode wherein little head pressure is exerted on the platen roller also prevents compression set from occurring on the platen roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Sone, Kozo Kawakita
  • Patent number: 4848945
    Abstract: A printer comprises a stationary chassis and a movable chassis mounted on the stationary chassis. A platen is mounted on the movable chassis at the front portion thereof. On the other hand, a printer head is mounted on the stationary chassis at the front portion thereof. The printer head opposes the platen when the movable chassis is placed in operating position. The printer head is associatred with an actuator which moves the printer head toward and away from the platen. The actuator normally holds the printer head away from the platen and is responsivel to rotation of the platen to bias the printer head to resiliently contact the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Sone
  • Patent number: 4679953
    Abstract: In a paper feeding and ejecting device for a printing apparatus, a sheet of paper is fed by a paper feeding roller from the top of a stack of paper sheets in a magazine through a feeding guide to a gripping assembly on the peripheral surface of a platen which is rotated in one direction during printing and in the opposite direction during ejecting of a printed sheet through an ejecting guide to ejecting rollers. The feeding roller and the ejecting rollers are driven by a single reversible drive motor at suitable times during the operating cycle. The feeding guide and the ejecting guide are separated from each other at the platen so that the feeding of a sheet to the platen will not interfere with the ejecting of a printed sheet. At the completion of each operating cycle, the feeding roller is accurately located at a standby position without requiring the use of a control sensor therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Sone, Takeshi Nakajima