Patents by Inventor Nobuhisa Nomoto

Nobuhisa Nomoto 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: 20240157712
    Abstract: A medium-discharging device includes: a medium-discharging section that discharges a medium; a medium-receiving tray that receives the medium discharged by the medium-discharging section; a light-emitting section that emits light to the medium-receiving tray; and a control section that controls the light-emitting section, in which the medium-receiving tray is configured to switch between a first state in which the medium-receiving tray is stored in an apparatus main body that includes the medium-discharging section and a second state in which the medium-receiving tray protrudes from the apparatus main body, and the control section controls the light-emitting section in accordance with a state or operation of the medium-receiving tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Kazuo SAITO, Hiroki SHINAGAWA, Satoru ORII, Katsumi YAMADA, Nobuhisa NOMOTO
  • Patent number: 11912016
    Abstract: A medium-discharging device includes: a medium-discharging section that discharges a medium; a medium-receiving tray that receives the medium discharged by the medium-discharging section; a light-emitting section that emits light to the medium-receiving tray; and a control section that controls the light-emitting section, in which the medium-receiving tray is configured to switch between a first state in which the medium-receiving tray is stored in an apparatus main body that includes the medium-discharging section and a second state in which the medium-receiving tray protrudes from the apparatus main body, and the control section controls the light-emitting section in accordance with a state or operation of the medium-receiving tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Saito, Hiroki Shinagawa, Satoru Orii, Katsumi Yamada, Nobuhisa Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11745524
    Abstract: There are provided a medium support section that forms a support surface that supports a medium before feeding; a feeding roller that sends out the medium supported by the medium support section in a feeding direction; and an apparatus main body, the medium support section is configured to switch between a stored state of being stored in the apparatus main body and a protruding state, the protruding state being a state where protrudes from a first side surface which is one of side surfaces that form a periphery of the apparatus main body, and in the protruding state of the medium support section, a downstream end of the support surface in the feeding direction is at a position close to a second side surface, which is a side surface opposite to the first side surface, between the first side surface and the second side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Nomoto, Toshihiro Kumagai, Masaharu Iwamoto, Keiichi Okamura
  • Publication number: 20230219352
    Abstract: A medium-discharging device includes: a medium-discharging section that discharges a medium; a medium-receiving tray that receives the medium discharged by the medium-discharging section; a light-emitting section that emits light to the medium-receiving tray; and a control section that controls the light-emitting section, in which the medium-receiving tray is configured to switch between a first state in which the medium-receiving tray is stored in an apparatus main body that includes the medium-discharging section and a second state in which the medium-receiving tray protrudes from the apparatus main body, and the control section controls the light-emitting section in accordance with a state or operation of the medium-receiving tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuo SAITO, Hiroki SHINAGAWA, Satoru ORII, Katsumi YAMADA, Nobuhisa NOMOTO
  • Patent number: 11623463
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: a medium receiving tray that is switchable between a housed state of being retracted inside apparatus body that includes a recording unit and a protruding state of protruding from the apparatus body relative to the housed state; a power source that switches the medium receiving tray between the housed state and the protruding state; and a medium detection unit that detects whether there is the medium on the medium receiving tray or not. When an error is detected during execution of a recording job, a control unit, which controls the power source based on detection information of the medium detection unit, determines whether there is the medium on the medium receiving tray or not. When the control unit determines that there is no medium on the medium receiving tray, the control unit switches the medium receiving tray into the housed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Tamai, Shintaro Komuro, Nobuhiko Shinozaki, Nobuhisa Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11618269
    Abstract: A medium-discharging device includes: a medium-discharging section that discharges a medium; a medium-receiving tray that receives the medium discharged by the medium-discharging section; a light-emitting section that emits light to the medium-receiving tray; and a control section that controls the light-emitting section, in which the medium-receiving tray is configured to switch between a first state in which the medium-receiving tray is stored in an apparatus main body that includes the medium-discharging section and a second state in which the medium-receiving tray protrudes from the apparatus main body, and the control section controls the light-emitting section in accordance with a state or operation of the medium-receiving tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Saito, Hiroki Shinagawa, Satoru Orii, Katsumi Yamada, Nobuhisa Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11610086
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program is provided. The program is executed in a personal digital assistant to operate a recording apparatus including a recording unit that performs recording on a medium from the personal digital assistant. The program causes the personal digital assistant to display, on a display of the personal digital assistant, information on a user operation method based on an event that occurred when a medium is to be fed from back of the recording apparatus, the method being to be performed after the event occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Sasaki, Nobuhisa Nomoto, Katsumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 11491794
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes an apparatus main body including: a transport unit that transports a medium; a liquid ejecting head that is provided above a transport path for the medium and performs recording by ejecting liquid onto the medium; and an accommodating unit that accommodates a waste liquid container configured to store waste liquid discharged from the liquid ejecting head, wherein a front surface of the apparatus main body is provided with a front wall and an operable operation unit, which are adjacent to each other in a width direction, and the accommodating unit is located between the front wall and the liquid ejecting head in a depth direction at a position that does not overlap the operation unit in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Takabayashi, Nobuhisa Nomoto
  • Publication number: 20220203717
    Abstract: There is provided a recording apparatus including: a medium support section that supports a medium before feeding; a feeding roller that sends out the medium; and an apparatus main body, in which the medium support section is configured to switch between a stored state of being stored in the apparatus main body and a protruding state, being a state where an upstream part in a feeding direction protrudes from a first side surface of the apparatus main body, in the protruding state of the medium support section, close to a second side surface, which is a side surface opposite to the first side surface, an assist roller that applies a sending force to the medium fed from the medium support section is provided upstream of the feeding roller in the feeding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuhisa NOMOTO, Toshihiro KUMAGAI, Masaharu IWAMOTO, Keiichi OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220203722
    Abstract: There are provided a medium support section that forms a support surface that supports a medium before feeding; a feeding roller that sends out the medium supported by the medium support section in a feeding direction; and an apparatus main body, the medium support section is configured to switch between a stored state of being stored in the apparatus main body and a protruding state, the protruding state being a state where protrudes from a first side surface which is one of side surfaces that form a periphery of the apparatus main body, and in the protruding state of the medium support section, a downstream end of the support surface in the feeding direction is at a position close to a second side surface, which is a side surface opposite to the first side surface, between the first side surface and the second side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuhisa NOMOTO, Toshihiro KUMAGAI, Masaharu IWAMOTO, Keiichi OKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20220016909
    Abstract: A medium-discharging device includes: a medium-discharging section that discharges a medium; a medium-receiving tray that receives the medium discharged by the medium-discharging section; a light-emitting section that emits light to the medium-receiving tray; and a control section that controls the light-emitting section, in which the medium-receiving tray is configured to switch between a first state in which the medium-receiving tray is stored in an apparatus main body that includes the medium-discharging section and a second state in which the medium-receiving tray protrudes from the apparatus main body, and the control section controls the light-emitting section in accordance with a state or operation of the medium-receiving tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuo SAITO, Hiroki SHINAGAWA, Satoru ORII, Katsumi YAMADA, Nobuhisa NOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210397909
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program is provided. The program is executed in a personal digital assistant to operate a recording apparatus including a recording unit that performs recording on a medium from the personal digital assistant. The program causes the personal digital assistant to display, on a display of the personal digital assistant, information on a user operation method based on an event that occurred when a medium is to be fed from back of the recording apparatus, the method being to be performed after the event occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Keisuke SASAKI, Nobuhisa NOMOTO, Katsumi YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210309472
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: an apparatus body having an inclined support portion that supports a medium in an inclined position, and a feed roller that feeds the medium supported by the inclined support portion; and an opening/closing body that opens and closes an upper part of the apparatus body. The apparatus body has a cover member that covers an upper part of the feed roller and a vicinity thereof. The cover member has an opening through which the feed roller is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Keisuke SASAKI, Nobuhisa NOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210283918
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes an apparatus main body including: a transport unit that transports a medium; a liquid ejecting head that is provided above a transport path for the medium and performs recording by ejecting liquid onto the medium; and an accommodating unit that accommodates a waste liquid container configured to store waste liquid discharged from the liquid ejecting head, wherein a front surface of the apparatus main body is provided with a front wall and an operable operation unit, which are adjacent to each other in a width direction, and the accommodating unit is located between the front wall and the liquid ejecting head in a depth direction at a position that does not overlap the operation unit in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kazunori TAKABAYASHI, Nobuhisa NOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210276352
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording section configured to perform recording onto a medium, a facing section facing a recording surface of a medium at a discharge position where the medium recorded by the recording section is discharged, and a light emitter configured to emit light toward the recording surface. The facing section includes an optical member disposed at a position where the light emitted by the light emitter enters, the optical member being configured to pass the incident light toward at least the recording surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hisayuki AKAHANE, Nobuhisa NOMOTO, Satoru ORII
  • Publication number: 20210268818
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: a medium receiving tray that is switchable between a housed state of being retracted inside apparatus body that includes a recording unit and a protruding state of protruding from the apparatus body relative to the housed state; a power source that switches the medium receiving tray between the housed state and the protruding state; and a medium detection unit that detects whether there is the medium on the medium receiving tray or not. When an error is detected during execution of a recording job, a control unit, which controls the power source based on detection information of the medium detection unit, determines whether there is the medium on the medium receiving tray or not. When the control unit determines that there is no medium on the medium receiving tray, the control unit switches the medium receiving tray into the housed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi TAMAI, Shintaro KOMURO, Nobuhiko SHINOZAKI, Nobuhisa NOMOTO
  • Patent number: 11046080
    Abstract: A printer includes: a carriage that includes a recording head and is configured to move in a width direction intersecting a medium transport direction; a liquid storage unit that stores an ink supplied to the recording head, is mounted on the carriage, includes a filling port configured such that the ink is filled therethrough, and is formed of a light-transmissive material; a visual recognition unit that is provided in the liquid storage unit and is configured to visually recognize a position of a liquid level in the liquid storage unit; an illumination unit that emits a light beam; and a light guide unit that guides the light beam emitted from the illumination unit such that the light beam is applied to the visual recognition unit from a rear side, when the visual recognition unit faces a front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Takabayashi, Nobuhisa Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11040541
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes: a recording unit that performs a recording by ejecting a liquid on a medium; a carriage that includes the recording unit and is movable in a width direction; a casing that has the carriage therein and constitutes an external appearance of the apparatus; an adapter that is mounted on an upper portion of the recording unit and accommodates the liquid to be supplied to the recording unit; at least one liquid accommodating unit that supplies the liquid to the adapter through a tube and includes a filling port into which the liquid can be filled; and a waste liquid receiving unit that receives the liquid discharged as a waste liquid during a maintenance operation of the recording unit, in which the casing has a cover for covering both the liquid accommodating unit and the waste liquid receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Atsuya Hirabayashi, Nobuhisa Nomoto, Masahide Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10967645
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a main unit that accommodates a recording head and a carriage that is movable in a transport direction of the medium. At least one liquid container mounted above the recording head in the carriage contains the liquid to be supplied to the recording head and has an inlet through which the liquid is to be refilled from an ink refill bottle. The plug member plugs up the inlet. An illumination member irradiates the liquid container from the liquid container. A detector detects detaching of the plug member from the inlet. A controller controls the illumination member, based on a detection result of the detector. The illumination member irradiates the liquid container in response to detection of the detaching of the plug member from the inlet with the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Higuchi, Nobuhisa Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10928766
    Abstract: In a stapling device, a first guide member and a second guide member are disposed one by one on both sides of a binding portion of the recording medium on a side of a recording medium placing of a placement table such that each of the guide members is rotatable, and the first guide member and the second guide member are rotatable between a first posture along a first direction in which one abutting end side extends and a second posture inclined with respect to the first direction in line symmetry with respect to an imaginary line that passes through the binding portion along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Nobuhisa Nomoto