Patents by Inventor Masato Igarashi

Masato Igarashi 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: 20210024315
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210003482
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI, Takahiro KOUJI
  • Patent number: 10876931
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi, Takahiro Kouji
  • Publication number: 20200369049
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10829329
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10809161
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi, Takahiro Kouji
  • Patent number: 10766279
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200215832
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Patent number: 10703117
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Publication number: 20200116595
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi MATSUO, Masao KAMIGUCHI, Masato YAMAMURA, Shouichi KAWAKAMI, Yutaka IGARASHI, Takahiro KOUJI
  • Patent number: 10597247
    Abstract: Automatic sheet feeding of an installed roll is performed more reliably. To this end, a leading end of a sheet is detected on the basis of a change in an output value of a sensor while causing a roll to rotate in a winding direction using a sensor capable of detecting a distance to the sheet separated from the roll. After the detection, the roll is caused to rotate in a feeding direction, and a feeding state of the sheet is determined on the basis of a change in the output value of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Masashi Kamada, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200073394
    Abstract: A self-traveling device propelled by a motor includes a tag reader/writer configured to communicate with a wireless tag, and a processor configured to control the motor to propel the device toward a position where the wireless tag is placed, when the device reaches the position, in response to receipt of an operation program from the wireless tag through the tag reader/writer, interpret a command included in the operation program, and execute the interpreted command before controlling the motor to propel the device toward another position where another wireless tag is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Masato Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10443716
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device for a hydraulic circuit including an oil pump, a switching unit switching between a fully discharged state and a partial discharge, a pressure regulator, a pressure regulation controller and a hydraulic detector, The device includes: a storage storing a maximum discharge pressure of oil capable of being discharged in the partially discharged state; a switching controller performing control of switching into the fully discharged state; and a determination unit determining that the switching unit has a fixation abnormality of the partially discharged state when a hydraulic pressure approximately corresponds to the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state in a state where a hydraulic pressure higher than the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state is set as a target hydraulic pressure and the pressure regulator is controlled in an effort to achieve the target hydraulic pressure after the switching control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Igarashi, Sho Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10427431
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, in which a user can select either automatic sheet feeding or manual sheet feeding, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a first sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, a second sensor that detects the leading end portion which is manually set in a conveyance path by the user, and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not automatic sheet feeding is performed on the basis of a detection result of the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Masuda, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10421299
    Abstract: In a sheet supply apparatus, a type of sheet to be used can be specified using a sensor that detects a sheet separated from a roll at the time of automatic sheet feeding. The sheet supplying apparatus includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a specifying unit. In a case in which the sensor detects a leading end portion of the sheet while the roll is being rotated in the second direction, the driving unit changes a rotation direction of the roll from the second direction to the first direction and feeds the sheet, and the specifying unit is configured to specify a type of the sheet on the basis of an output of the sensor while the roll is being rotated in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Daikoku, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10400889
    Abstract: Abnormality detection device for a hydraulic circuit with oil pump capable of increasing pressure of oil sucked through a suction port and discharging the oil through discharge ports; a switching unit switching between fully and partially discharged states; a pressure regulation unit regulating oil pressure; and a hydraulic pressure detection unit that detects the oil pressure includes: a storage unit that stores a maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state; a switching control unit that switches to either one of the discharged states; a pressure regulation control unit that sets a target pressure higher than the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state, and performs pressure regulation control to achieve the target pressure; and a determination unit that determines whether the switching unit has a fixation abnormality in one of the discharged states by comparing hydraulic pressure with maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Igarashi, Sho Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9856977
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a shift control device that, in a shift control device of a vehicle equipped with an idling-stop mechanism and a shift-by-wire mechanism, is capable of preventing setting off at a timing that the driver does not expect when returning from an idling-stop state. [Solution] The SBW-CU (40) that constitutes the shift control device (1), in the case of selection information for selecting the R range being output during an idling stop, switches the shift range of the automatic transmission (10) to the R range when the vehicle is braked, and switches the shift range to the N range or the P range when the vehicle is not braked and the shift range of the automatic transmission (10) is the D range. Also, the SBW-CU (40), in the case of selection information for selecting the R range being output during an idling stop, maintains the shift range without switching it when the vehicle is braked and the shift range of the automatic transmission (10) is other than the D range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Kinoshita, Masato Igarashi, Koichiro Terai, Koichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20170248225
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device for a hydraulic circuit including an oil pump, a switching unit switching between a fully discharged state and a partial discharge, a pressure regulator, a pressure regulation controller and a hydraulic detector, The device includes: a storage storing a maximum discharge pressure of oil capable of being discharged in the partially discharged state; a switching controller performing control of switching into the fully discharged state; and a determination unit determining that the switching unit has a fixation abnormality of the partially discharged state when a hydraulic pressure approximately corresponds to the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state in a state where a hydraulic pressure higher than the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state is set as a target hydraulic pressure and the pressure regulator is controlled to achieve the target hydraulic pressure after the switching control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato IGARASHI, Sho YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170167603
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device for a hydraulic circuit including an oil pump capable of increasing oil a suction port and discharging the oil through discharge ports; a switching unit that switches between fully and partially discharged states; a pressure regulation unit that regulates an oil pressure; and a hydraulic pressure detection unit that detects the oil pressure includes: a storage unit that stores a maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state; a switching control unit that switches to either one of the discharged states; a pressure regulation control unit that sets a target pressure higher than the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state, and performs pressure regulation control to achieve the target pressure; and a determination unit that determines whether the switching unit has a fixation abnormality in one of the discharged states by comparing a hydraulic pressure with the maximum discharge pressure in the partially discharged state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato IGARASHI, Sho YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20160160999
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a shift control device that, in a shift control device of a vehicle equipped with an idling-stop mechanism and a shift-by-wire mechanism, is capable of preventing setting off at a timing that the driver does not expect when returning from an idling-stop state. [Solution] The SBW-CU (40) that constitutes the shift control device (1), in the case of selection information for selecting the R range being output during an idling stop, switches the shift range of the automatic transmission (10) to the R range when the vehicle is braked, and switches the shift range to the N range or the P range when the vehicle is not braked and the shift range of the automatic transmission (10) is the D range. Also, the SBW-CU (40), in the case of selection information for selecting the R range being output during an idling stop, maintains the shift range without switching it when the vehicle is braked and the shift range of the automatic transmission (10) is other than the D range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Takahiro KINOSHITA, Masato IGARASHI, Koichiro TERAI, Koichi INOUE