Patents by Inventor Motoyuki Taguchi

Motoyuki Taguchi 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: 10787010
    Abstract: A print media feeding apparatus includes a stacking part configured to stack print media; a feeding roller which is movable to an abutting position at which the feeding roller contacts the print media stacked on the stacking part and to a separated position separated from the print media stacked on the stacking part and configured to feed a print medium by rotating at the abutting position; a separation member configured to separate the print media; and a return unit configured to perform a return operation of returning the print medium other than a top print medium which the feeding roller abuts. The feeding roller moves to the separated position after feeding the print medium from the stacking part. The return unit performs the return operation upon the feeding roller moving to the separated position. After the return operation, the feeding roller stops at the abutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masakazu Tsukuda, Seiji Ogasawara, Takaaki Ishida, Shuichi Tokuda, Masaaki Matsuura, Kazuki Matsuo, Motoyuki Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20200102172
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feeding roller configured to feed a printing sheet stacked on a stacking unit, a conveyance roller configured to convey the printing sheet fed by the feeding roller, a printing unit configured to print the printing sheet conveyed by the conveyance roller, a conveyance control unit configured to control conveyance of printing sheets so that the trailing edge of a preceding sheet as a printing sheet precedingly fed from the stacking unit and the leading edge of a succeeding sheet as a printing sheet succeedingly fed from the stacking unit overlap each other, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to convey the succeeding sheet to a position facing the printing unit while keeping an overlap state between the preceding sheet and the succeeding sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tomofumi Nishida, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Tetsuya Saito, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Syunichi Kunihiro
  • Publication number: 20200014812
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a first feeding roller, a feeding motor configured to drive the first feeding roller, a second feeding roller, a conveyance roller, a conveyance motor configured to drive the conveyance roller, a printing unit configured to print the printing sheet, a detection sensor configured to detect the leading edge of the printing sheet, and a control unit configured to, when the printing unit performs a printing operation on a preceding sheet, drive the feeding motor in synchronization with the conveyance motor before the detection sensor detects the leading edge of a succeeding sheet, and continuously drive the feeding motor so that the conveying speed of the succeeding sheet by the feeding motor becomes higher than that of the preceding sheet after the detection sensor detects the leading edge of the succeeding sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Suzuki, Tetsuya Saito, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Tomofumi Nishida, Syunichi Kunihiro
  • Patent number: 10513407
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feeding roller configured to feed a printing sheet stacked on a stacking unit, a conveyance roller configured to convey the printing sheet fed by the feeding roller, a printing unit configured to print the printing sheet conveyed by the conveyance roller, a conveyance control unit configured to control conveyance of printing sheets so that the trailing edge of a preceding sheet as a printing sheet precedingly fed from the stacking unit and the leading edge of a succeeding sheet as a printing sheet succeedingly fed from the stacking unit overlap each other, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to convey the succeeding sheet to a position facing the printing unit while keeping an overlap state between the preceding sheet and the succeeding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomofumi Nishida, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Tetsuya Saito, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Syunichi Kunihiro
  • Patent number: 10447875
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a first feeding roller, a feeding motor configured to drive the first feeding roller, a second feeding roller, a conveyance roller, a conveyance motor configured to drive the conveyance roller, a printing unit configured to print the printing sheet, a detection sensor configured to detect the leading edge of the printing sheet, and a control unit configured to, when the printing unit performs a printing operation on a preceding sheet, drive the feeding motor in synchronization with the conveyance motor before the detection sensor detects the leading edge of a succeeding sheet, and continuously drive the feeding motor so that the conveying speed of the succeeding sheet by the feeding motor becomes higher than that of the preceding sheet after the detection sensor detects the leading edge of the succeeding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Suzuki, Tetsuya Saito, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Tomofumi Nishida, Syunichi Kunihiro
  • Publication number: 20190193432
    Abstract: A print media feeding apparatus includes: a stacking part configured to stack the print media; a feeding roller which is movable to an abutting position at which the feeding roller contacts the print media stacked on the stacking part and to a separated position separated from the print media stacked on the stacking part and configured to feed a print medium by rotating at the abutting position; a separation member configured to separate the print media; and a return unit configured to perform a return operation of returning the print medium other than a top print medium which the feeding roller abuts. The feeding roller moves to the separated position, after feeding the print medium from the stacking part. The return unit performs the return operation upon the feeding roller moving to the separated position. After the return operation, the feeding roller stops at the abutting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Masakazu Tsukuda, Seiji Ogasawara, Takaaki Ishida, Shuichi Tokuda, Masaaki Matsuura, Kazuki Matsuo, Motoyuki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 9890001
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a feeding unit, a separation surface, a first separation part configured to switch between a condition in which the first separation part is protruded from the separate surface and the sheet comes into contact with the first separation part and a condition in which the first separation part is retracted from the separate surface and the sheet does not come into contact with the first separation part and to be fixed to each of the two conditions and a second separation part configured to be movable in a direction from a condition in which the second separation part is protruded from the separate surface and the sheet is capable of come into contact with the second separation part to a condition in which the second separation part is retracted from the separate surface, according to a contact force received from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Taniguchi, Yasuyuki Hirai, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Atsushi Ikeda, Kyoshiro Okude
  • Patent number: 9776815
    Abstract: A feeding device includes a roller configured to feed an uppermost sheet of a plurality of sheets stacked in a stacking unit, and an inclined separator located downstream of the roller in a feed direction and configured to separate one sheet from another sheet. The inclined separator includes a first separator and a second separator that are arranged along the feed direction. Resistance imparted to each sheet by the first separator is greater than resistance imparted to each sheet by the second separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motoyuki Taguchi, Kenji Soya
  • Publication number: 20170129726
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feeding roller configured to feed a printing sheet stacked on a stacking unit, a conveyance roller configured to convey the printing sheet fed by the feeding roller, a printing unit configured to print the printing sheet conveyed by the conveyance roller, a conveyance control unit configured to control conveyance of printing sheets so that the trailing edge of a preceding sheet as a printing sheet precedingly fed from the stacking unit and the leading edge of a succeeding sheet as a printing sheet succeedingly fed from the stacking unit overlap each other, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to convey the succeeding sheet to a position facing the printing unit while keeping an overlap state between the preceding sheet and the succeeding sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Tomofumi Nishida, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Tetsuya Saito, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Syunichi Kunihiro
  • Patent number: 9586780
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feeding roller configured to feed a printing sheet stacked on a stacking unit, a conveyance roller configured to convey the printing sheet fed by the feeding roller, a printing unit configured to print the printing sheet conveyed by the conveyance roller, a conveyance control unit configured to control conveyance of printing sheets so that the trailing edge of a preceding sheet as a printing sheet precedingly fed from the stacking unit and the leading edge of a succeeding sheet as a printing sheet succeedingly fed from the stacking unit overlap each other, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to convey the succeeding sheet to a position facing the printing unit while keeping an overlap state between the preceding sheet and the succeeding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomofumi Nishida, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Tetsuya Saito, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Syunichi Kunihiro
  • Patent number: 9566806
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a printhead configured to print an image by discharging ink to a first surface as a front surface of a printing sheet and a second surface as a back surface of the printing sheet; a conveyance roller configured to perform a first conveyance operation of conveying a printing sheet to a position facing the printhead, and a second conveyance operation of conveying the printing sheet in a direction opposite to a conveyance direction in the first conveyance operation after the image is printed on the first surface of the printing sheet; a reversing roller configured to reverse the printing sheet conveyed by the second conveyance operation; and a control unit configured to control a driving speed of the reversing roller based on an ink discharge amount on the first surface of the printing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoyuki Taguchi, Noriyuki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9443173
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises a conveyance control unit which controls conveyance of printing sheets so that a trailing edge of a preceding sheet as a printing sheet precedingly fed from a stacking unit and a leading edge of a succeeding sheet as a printing sheet succeedingly fed from the stacking unit overlap each other, and a determination unit which determines whether to convey the succeeding sheet to a position facing the printing unit while keeping an overlap state between the preceding sheet and the succeeding sheet. The determination unit determines whether the printing sheet is suitable for overlap conveyance, and if the determination unit determines that the printing sheet is unsuitable for overlap conveyance, the conveyance control unit conveys the succeeding sheet while the succeeding sheet does not overlap the preceding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motoyuki Taguchi, Syunichi Kunihiro, Tetsuya Saito, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Ryo Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20160052733
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a feeding unit, a separation surface, a first separation part configured to switch between a condition in which the first separation part is protruded from the separate surface and the sheet comes into contact with the first separation part and a condition in which the first separation part is retracted from the separate surface and the sheet does not come into contact with the first separation part and to be fixed to each of the two conditions and a second separation part configured to be movable in a direction from a condition in which the second separation part is protruded from the separate surface and the sheet is capable of come into contact with the second separation part to a condition in which the second separation part is retracted from the separate surface, according to a contact force received from the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Hisashi Taniguchi, Yasuyuki Hirai, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Atsushi Ikeda, Kyoshiro Okude
  • Publication number: 20160052309
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a printhead configured to print an image by discharging ink to a first surface as a front surface of a printing sheet and a second surface as a back surface of the printing sheet; a conveyance roller configured to perform a first conveyance operation of conveying a printing sheet to a position facing the printhead, and a second conveyance operation of conveying the printing sheet in a direction opposite to a conveyance direction in the first conveyance operation after the image is printed on the first surface of the printing sheet; a reversing roller configured to reverse the printing sheet conveyed by the second conveyance operation; and a control unit configured to control a driving speed of the reversing roller based on an ink discharge amount on the first surface of the printing sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Motoyuki Taguchi, Noriyuki Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20150353308
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises a conveyance control unit which controls conveyance of printing sheets so that a trailing edge of a preceding sheet as a printing sheet precedingly fed from a stacking unit and a leading edge of a succeeding sheet as a printing sheet succeedingly fed from the stacking unit overlap each other, and a determination unit which determines whether to convey the succeeding sheet to a position facing the printing unit while keeping an overlap state between the preceding sheet and the succeeding sheet. The determination unit determines whether the printing sheet is suitable for overlap conveyance, and if the determination unit determines that the printing sheet is unsuitable for overlap conveyance, the conveyance control unit conveys the succeeding sheet while the succeeding sheet does not overlap the preceding sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Motoyuki Taguchi, Syunichi Kunihiro, Tetsuya Saito, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Ryo Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20150256694
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a first feeding roller, a feeding motor configured to drive the first feeding roller, a second feeding roller, a conveyance roller, a conveyance motor configured to drive the conveyance roller, a printing unit configured to print the printing sheet, a detection sensor configured to detect the leading edge of the printing sheet, and a control unit configured to, when the printing unit performs a printing operation on a preceding sheet, drive the feeding motor in synchronization with the conveyance motor before the detection sensor detects the leading edge of a succeeding sheet, and continuously drive the feeding motor so that the conveying speed of the succeeding sheet by the feeding motor becomes higher than that of the preceding sheet after the detection sensor detects the leading edge of the succeeding sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Suzuki, Tetsuya Saito, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Tomofumi Nishida, Syunichi Kunihiro
  • Publication number: 20150251865
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feeding roller configured to feed a printing sheet stacked on a stacking unit, a conveyance roller configured to convey the printing sheet fed by the feeding roller, a printing unit configured to print the printing sheet conveyed by the conveyance roller, a conveyance control unit configured to control conveyance of printing sheets so that the trailing edge of a preceding sheet as a printing sheet precedingly fed from the stacking unit and the leading edge of a succeeding sheet as a printing sheet succeedingly fed from the stacking unit overlap each other, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to convey the succeeding sheet to a position facing the printing unit while keeping an overlap state between the preceding sheet and the succeeding sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Tomofumi Nishida, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Asai, Motoyuki Taguchi, Tetsuya Saito, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Syunichi Kunihiro
  • Publication number: 20140062000
    Abstract: A feeding device includes a roller configured to feed an uppermost sheet of a plurality of sheets stacked in a stacking unit, and an inclined separator located downstream of the roller in a feed direction and configured to separate one sheet from another sheet. The inclined separator includes a first separator and a second separator that are arranged along the feed direction. Resistance imparted to each sheet by the first separator is greater than resistance imparted to each sheet by the second separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoyuki Taguchi, Kenji Soya
  • Patent number: 8506053
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a head set lever which fixes a head cartridge to a carriage section. The head set lever is movable between a first position at which the head cartridge is fixed to the carriage section and a second position at which mounting and removal of the head cartridge on and from the carriage section is permitted. Attachment of an ink tank to the head cartridge is inhibited when the head cartridge is mounted on the carriage section and the head set lever is arranged at a position other than the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumie Kameyama, Motoyuki Taguchi, Akira Kida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Masayuki Imano
  • Publication number: 20120176453
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a head set lever which fixes a head cartridge to a carriage section. The head set lever is movable between a first position at which the head cartridge is fixed to the carriage section and a second position at which mounting and removal of the head cartridge on and from the carriage section is permitted. Attachment of an ink tank to the head cartridge is inhibited when the head cartridge is mounted on the carriage section and the head set lever is arranged at a position other than the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumie Kameyama, Motoyuki Taguchi, Akira Kida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Masayuki Imano