Patents by Inventor Noboru Asauchi

Noboru Asauchi 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: 11897705
    Abstract: A workpiece processing method includes a carry-in step of carrying a workpiece into the field of view of a magnifier, a work step of performing predetermined work on the workpiece based on an image provided via the magnifier, and a carry-out step of carrying the workpiece out of the field of view of the magnifier. A robot performs at least one of the carry-in step and the carry-out step as well as the work step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Miyazawa, Mitsuhiro Yamamura, Noboru Asauchi
  • Publication number: 20230330996
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru ASAUCHI
  • Patent number: 11772263
    Abstract: A method for driving a hand includes: detecting a relative position of a first finger part and a second finger part as of when the first finger part and the second finger part pinch a target object therebetween, as a reference relative position, by a position detection unit; moving the relative position of the first finger part and the second finger part to a target relative position where the first finger part and the second finger part are spaced further apart from each other than at the reference relative position by an amplitude of vibration or more, by a drive unit, on accepting an instruction to release the target object pinched by the first finger part and the second finger part; and causing at least one of the first finger part and the second finger part to vibrate by the drive unit, when the target relative position is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusaku Nakamura, Noboru Asauchi, Mitsuhiro Yamamura, Michiko Kawaji
  • Patent number: 11667126
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Publication number: 20220176705
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru ASAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20220134549
    Abstract: A method for driving a hand includes: detecting a relative position of a first finger part and a second finger part as of when the first finger part and the second finger part pinch a target object therebetween, as a reference relative position, by a position detection unit; moving the relative position of the first finger part and the second finger part to a target relative position where the first finger part and the second finger part are spaced further apart from each other than at the reference relative position by an amplitude of vibration or more, by a drive unit, on accepting an instruction to release the target object pinched by the first finger part and the second finger part; and causing at least one of the first finger part and the second finger part to vibrate by the drive unit, when the target relative position is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yusaku NAKAMURA, Noboru ASAUCHI, Mitsuhiro YAMAMURA, Michiko KAWAJI
  • Patent number: 11279138
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Publication number: 20210331874
    Abstract: A workpiece processing method includes a carry-in step of carrying a workpiece into the field of view of a magnifier, a work step of performing predetermined work on the workpiece based on an image provided via the magnifier, and a carry-out step of carrying the workpiece out of the field of view of the magnifier, and a robot performs at least one of the carry-in step and the carry-out step as well as the work step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Takao MIYAZAWA, Mitsuhiro YAMAMURA, Noboru ASAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10948343
    Abstract: An optical module includes a substrate that has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and provided with a first hole portion having an opening surface on at least the first surface, an optical element that is provided on the substrate, the optical element having an optical axis located along a thickness direction from the first surface toward the second surface and located in the first hole portion, and a first light shielding portion that is provided on an inner peripheral surface which intersects the opening surface of the first hole portion and has a higher light shielding property than the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Publication number: 20210008891
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru ASAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10836173
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Publication number: 20200324552
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru ASAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10625510
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Publication number: 20190329562
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 10259230
    Abstract: A printing material container detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having apparatus-side terminals. The container can comprise an electrical device, a memory device and a plurality of terminals. First and second terminals can be coupled to the electrical device and a plurality of memory terminals can be coupled to the memory device. Terminal contact portions are present where the terminals contact a respective apparatus side contact forming member. A short detection contact portion can be positioned to contact a contact forming member that itself is coupled to a short detection circuit of the printing apparatus. The terminals can be arranged with the memory terminal contact portions located to the left of the second terminal contact portion and to the right of the first terminal contact portion. The contact portion that is second farthest to the right can be the third contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Publication number: 20190063989
    Abstract: An optical module includes a substrate that has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and provided with a first hole portion having an opening surface on at least the first surface, an optical element that is provided on the substrate, the optical element having an optical axis located along a thickness direction from the first surface toward the second surface and located in the first hole portion, and a first light shielding portion that is provided on an inner peripheral surface which intersects the opening surface of the first hole portion and has a higher light shielding property than the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Noboru ASAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170036450
    Abstract: A printing material container detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having apparatus-side terminals. The container can comprise an electrical device, a memory device and a plurality of terminals. First and second terminals can be coupled to the electrical device and a plurality of memory terminals can be coupled to the memory device. Terminal contact portions are present where the terminals contact a respective apparatus side contact forming member. A short detection contact portion can be positioned to contact a contact forming member that itself is coupled to a short detection circuit of the printing apparatus. The terminals can be arranged with the memory terminal contact portions located to the left of the second terminal contact portion and to the right of the first terminal contact portion. The contact portion that is second farthest to the right can be the third contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 9505226
    Abstract: A printing material container detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having apparatus-side terminals. The container can comprise an electrical device, a memory device and a plurality of terminals. First and second terminals can be coupled to the electrical device and a plurality of memory terminals can be coupled to the memory device. Terminal contact portions are present where the terminals contact a respective apparatus side contact forming member. A short detection contact portion can be positioned to contact a contact forming member that itself is coupled to a short detection circuit of the printing apparatus. The terminals can be arranged with the memory terminal contact portions located to the left of the second terminal contact portion and to the right of the first terminal contact portion. The contact portion that is second farthest to the right can be the third contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Publication number: 20160271960
    Abstract: A printing material container detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having apparatus-side terminals. The container can comprise an electrical device, a memory device and a plurality of terminals. First and second terminals can be coupled to the electrical device and a plurality of memory terminals can be coupled to the memory device. Terminal contact portions are present where the terminals contact a respective apparatus side contact forming member. A short detection contact portion can be positioned to contact a contact forming member that itself is coupled to a short detection circuit of the printing apparatus. The terminals can be arranged with the memory terminal contact portions located to the left of the second terminal contact portion and to the right of the first terminal contact portion. The contact portion that is second farthest to the right can be the third contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 9381750
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi