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: 8162442
    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: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumie Kameyama, Motoyuki Taguchi, Akira Kida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Masayuki Imano
  • Patent number: 8094180
    Abstract: A conveying apparatus includes a lever swinging in contact with a recording medium conveyed along a conveying path in a conveying direction, a sensor detecting the swinging of the lever, a moving unit for moving the lever from a position where the lever is allowed to contact the recording medium in the conveying path to a position where the lever is retracted from the conveying path, a guide unit being movable between a first position and a second position, the guide unit guiding the recording medium conveyed in a direction opposite to the conveying direction to the conveying path when the guide unit is located in the second position and a transmitting unit for transmitting the movement of the guide unit to the moving unit through motion of at least one member to link the movement of the guide unit from the first position to the second position with the movement of the lever to the position where the lever is retracted from the conveying path, the movement of the lever being performed by the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Onuma, Hiroyuki Saito, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Motoyuki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 7891804
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording portion for recording an image on a recording sheet; feeding means for feeding the recording sheet through the recording portion, wherein in a both-side recording operation, a sheet inclination rectifying operation in a recording sheet feeding direction is carried out when the recording is effected on a first side of the recording sheet, and the sheet inclination rectifying operation is not carried out when the recording is effected on a second side of the recording sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motoyuki Taguchi, Hiroyuki Saito, Nozomu Nishiberi, Koya Iwakura
  • Publication number: 20100156025
    Abstract: By effectively using a sheet feeding mechanism used for feeding a printing medium in a single transporting path for the purpose of another transporting path, a printing apparatus and a printing method that can simplify a configuration and reduce a size are provided. A first transporting path and a second transporting path are selectively used when an image is to be printed on a printing sheet. The first transporting path transports the printing sheet supplied by a sheet feeding roller from a printing sheet loading portion to a printing position. The second transporting path transports the printing sheet located at a position different from the printing sheet loading portion to the printing position. When the printing sheet is to be transported by the second transporting path, the sheet feeding roller is moved onto the second transporting path so as to transport the printing sheet in the second transporting path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoyuki Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20090278905
    Abstract: A conveying apparatus is provided, the conveying apparatus comprising a lever swinging in contact with a recording medium conveyed along a conveying path in a conveying direction, a sensor detecting the swinging of the lever, a moving unit for moving the lever from a position where the lever is allowed to contact the recording medium in the conveying path to a position where the lever is retracted from the conveying path, a guide unit being movable between a first position and a second position, the guide unit guiding the recording medium conveyed in a direction opposite to the conveying direction, to the conveying path when the guide unit is located in the second position and a transmitting unit for transmitting the movement of the guide unit to the moving unit through motion of at least one member to link the movement of the guide unit from the first position to the second position with the movement of the lever to the position where the lever is retracted from the conveying path, the movement of the lever
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Onuma, Hiroyuki Saito, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Motoyuki Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20090141098
    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: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumie Kameyama, Motoyuki Taguchi, Akira Kida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Masayuki Imano
  • Patent number: 7415239
    Abstract: A conveying apparatus which synchronously conveys a conveyed object includes a first conveyance roller disposed at a downstream side of a conveyance path for conveyance of the conveyed object and a second conveyance roller disposed at an upstream side of the conveyance path, a first driving unit and a second driving unit for independently driving the first conveyance roller and the second conveyance roller, respectively, and a control unit for performing feedback control of the first driving unit and the second driving unit on the basis of amounts of rotation of the first conveyance roller and the second conveyance roller, respectively. The control unit defines a setting of driving control for the second conveyance roller different from driving of the first conveyance roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Saito, Motoyuki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 7374281
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recording apparatus that helps to achieve a reduction in size and cost. The recording apparatus has a U-turn sheet feeding mechanism for reversing and feeding a recording medium and a duplex transport mechanism for reversing the recording medium and performing printing on both sides thereof, in which the same transport path serves as a transport path for transporting the recording medium from a U-turn sheet feeding roller to a main transport roller for transporting the recording medium to a printing portion and as a transport path for reversal in duplex transport. Further, a transport roller provided in the transport path from the U-turn sheet feeding roller to the main transport roller for transporting the recording medium to the printing portion is the same as a transport roller for duplex transport. A single transport roller serves both as the U-turn transport roller and as the duplex transport roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Saito, Haruo Uchida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Koya Iwakura, Kentaro Onuma, Kenji Shigeno, Motoyuki Taguchi, Shinya Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20070002118
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recording apparatus that helps to achieve a reduction in size and cost. The recording apparatus has a U-turn sheet feeding mechanism for reversing and feeding a recording medium and a duplex transport mechanism for reversing the recording medium and performing printing on both sides thereof, in which the same transport path serves as a transport path for transporting the recording medium from a U-turn sheet feeding roller to a main transport roller for transporting the recording medium to a printing portion and as a transport path for reversal in duplex transport. Further, a transport roller provided in the transport path from the U-turn sheet feeding roller to the main transport roller for transporting the recording medium to the printing portion is the same as a transport roller for duplex transport. A single transport roller serves both as the U-turn transport roller and as the duplex transport roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Saito, Haruo Uchida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Koya Iwakura, Kentaro Onuma, Kenji Shigeno, Motoyuki Taguchi, Shinya Sonoda
  • Patent number: 7108368
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recording apparatus that helps to achieve a reduction in size and cost. The recording apparatus has a U-turn sheet feeding mechanism for reversing and feeding a recording medium and a duplex transport mechanism for reversing the recording medium and performing printing on both sides thereof, in which the same transport path serves as a transport path for transporting the recording medium from a U-turn sheet feeding roller to a main transport roller for transporting the recording medium to a printing portion and as a transport path for reversal in duplex transport. Further, a transport roller provided in the transport path from the U-turn sheet feeding roller to the main transport roller for transporting the recording medium to the printing portion is the same as a transport roller for duplex transport. A single transport roller serves both as the U-turn transport roller and as the duplex transport roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Saito, Haruo Uchida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Koya Iwakura, Kentaro Onuma, Kenji Shigeno, Motoyuki Taguchi, Shinya Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20060024113
    Abstract: A conveying apparatus which synchronously conveys a conveyed object includes a first conveyance roller disposed at a downstream side of a conveyance path for conveyance of the conveyed object and a second conveyance roller disposed at an upstream side of the conveyance path, a first driving unit and a second driving unit for independently driving the first conveyance roller and the second conveyance roller, respectively, and a control unit for performing feedback control of the first driving unit and the second driving unit on the basis of amounts of rotation of the first conveyance roller and the second conveyance roller, respectively. The control unit defines a setting of driving control for the second conveyance roller different from driving of the first conveyance roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Saito, Motoyuki Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20050270354
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording portion for recording an image on a recording sheet; feeding means for feeding the recording sheet through the recording portion, wherein in a both-side recording operation, a sheet inclination rectifying operation in a recording sheet feeding direction is carried out when the recording is effected on a first side of the recording sheet, and the sheet inclination rectifying operation is not carried out when the recording is effected on a second side of the recording sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Motoyuki Taguchi, Hiroyuki Saito, Nozomu Noshiberi, Koya Iwakura
  • Publication number: 20050099480
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recording apparatus that helps to achieve a reduction in size and cost. The recording apparatus has a U-turn sheet feeding mechanism for reversing and feeding a recording medium and a duplex transport mechanism for reversing the recording medium and performing printing on both sides thereof, in which the same transport path serves as a transport path for transporting the recording medium from a U-turn sheet feeding roller to a main transport roller for transporting the recording medium to a printing portion and as a transport path for reversal in duplex transport. Further, a transport roller provided in the transport path from the U-turn sheet feeding roller to the main transport roller for transporting the recording medium to the printing portion is the same as a transport roller for duplex transport. A single transport roller serves both as the U-turn transport roller and as the duplex transport roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Saito, Haruo Uchida, Nozomu Nishiberi, Koya Iwakura, Kentaro Onuma, Kenji Shigeno, Motoyuki Taguchi, Shinya Sonoda