Patents by Inventor Satoru Orii

Satoru Orii 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: 7706014
    Abstract: A printing device enables a laid-out and drawn image to be printed without any subsequent rotation. In the presence of an orientation change command, the printing device receives a layout command and determines a layout of each object in each page on the medium with conversion of coordinates at a preset position of the object. In the presence of the orientation change command, the printing device receives a print command, fetches an object according to the stored layout in each page, and draws and prints the fetched object in response to the orientation change command. No subsequent orientation change of drawing data, which has been laid out and drawn in the specified page orientation, is required to generate converted drawing data corresponding to the specified medium orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Narusawa, Satoru Orii
  • Publication number: 20060092447
    Abstract: When a page size extracted from a style object created by analysis of a CSS document is greater than a paper size set in a printer, the technique of the invention updates the page size to the paper size, limits the size of the style object to a maximum allowable size of an element set according to the paper size, and lays out and prints elements based on the updated page size and the limited size of the style object. This arrangement desirably prevents potential troubles due to the greater page size than the printing size, for example, failed printing of part of the elements to be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Atsushi Narusawa, Satoru Orii
  • Publication number: 20060092454
    Abstract: Every time a specified URL is given, an analyzer unit 30 stores the specified URL into a URL storage buffer area of a memory 50, whether or not an XHTML document is being currently analyzed. When any URL is present in the URL storage buffer area of the memory 50, the analyzer unit 30 successively reads and analyzes an XHTML document identified by the specified URL to create a DOM tree, and stores the DOM tree into a DOM tree storage area of the memory 50, whether or not a layouter 38 is currently making a layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Atsushi Narusawa, Satoru Orii
  • Patent number: 7033009
    Abstract: An ink cartridge which has an IC memory for holding information about the cartridge. At the time the ink cartridge is to be installed in a printing apparatus, its insertion is inhibited at a position before installation by a lock mechanism. In this state, the information in the IC memory is read out via a first electrode terminal located on the cartridge side and connected to the IC memory and the propriety of the installation of the ink cartridge to the apparatus is determined. When the ink cartridge is determined to be appropriate, the lock mechanism is unlocked and the ink cartridge can be installed into the printing apparatus. When the ink cartridge is installed in the printing apparatus, data is exchanged between the printing apparatus and the IC memory via a second electrode terminal connected to the IC memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Shinada, Takahiro Naka, Yusuke Torigoe, Yuki Togawa, Satoru Orii, Hikonosuke Uwai, Toshio Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20050213154
    Abstract: The processing flow of the invention calculates a total image area S or a sum of areas of images among elements laid out on a 1st page (step S306), and computes an image area ratio ? of the total image area S to a total paper area A of the currently set paper size (step S308). The calculated image area ratio ? of greater than a preset reference value ?ref leads to selection of ‘Photo Paper’ as the paper type (step S312). The calculated image area ratio ? of not greater than the preset reference value ?ref, on the other hand, leads to selection of ‘Plain Paper’ as the paper type (step S314). The processing flow subsequently determines whether the selected paper type is inconsistent with the paper type currently set in a printer (step S316). In the case of inconsistency of the paper type, the processing flow outputs a display of the type and the size of printing paper to be set in the printer (step S318) and waits for entry of the user's confirmation (step S320).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Atsushi Narusawa, Satoru Orii
  • Publication number: 20050200896
    Abstract: Rotation of drawing data is required when a page orientation specified in a document, which describes each object in a hierarchical manner in a preset format, is different from a specified medium orientation. Even under such a requirement, a printing device of the invention enables a laid-out and drawn image to be printed without any subsequent rotation. In the presence of an orientation change command given to eliminate the difference between the page orientation and the medium orientation, the printing device of the invention receives a layout command and determines a layout of each object in each page on the medium with conversion of coordinates at a preset position of the object in response to the orientation change command. In the presence of the orientation change command, the printing device of the invention receives a print command, fetches an object according to the stored layout in each page, and draws and prints the fetched object in response to the orientation change command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Atsushi Narusawa, Satoru Orii
  • Publication number: 20050157323
    Abstract: A printer 20, which has functions of analyzing and printing an XHTML document, additionally has an SVGPI 37 that analyzes SVG statements and draws vector figures. The SVGPI 37 is activated, in place of an XML parser 34, to analyze each SVG statement included in a specified XHTML document, create an element, and additionally register the created element in a DOM tree. A layouter 38 lays out an element box corresponding to the created element, based on dimensions of the element box specified by the SVGPI 37. An RPI 40, in cooperation with the SVGPI 37, draws the created element in a memory 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Atsushi Narusawa, Satoru Orii
  • Publication number: 20030137568
    Abstract: An ink cartridge which has an IC memory for holding information about the cartridge. At the time the ink cartridge is to be installed in a printing apparatus, its insertion is inhibited at a position before installation by a lock mechanism. In this state, the information in the IC memory is read out via a first electrode terminal located on the cartridge side and connected to the IC memory and the propriety of the installation of the ink cartridge to the apparatus is determined. When the ink cartridge is determined to be appropriate, the lock mechanism is unlocked and the ink cartridge can be installed into the printing apparatus. When the ink cartridge is installed in the printing apparatus, data is exchanged between the printing apparatus and the IC memory via a second electrode terminal connected to the IC memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Shinada, Takahiro Naka, Yusuke Torigoe, Yuki Togawa, Satoru Orii, Hikonosuke Uwai, Toshio Kumagai
  • Patent number: 6547363
    Abstract: An ink cartridge which has an IC memory for holding information about the cartridge. At the time the ink cartridge is to be installed in a printing apparatus, its insertion is inhibited at a position before installation by a lock mechanism. In this state, the information in the IC memory is read out via a first electrode terminal located on the cartridge side and connected to the IC memory and the propriety of the installation of the ink cartridge to the apparatus is determined. When the ink cartridge is determined to be appropriate, the lock mechanism is unlocked and the ink cartridge can be installed into the printing apparatus. When the ink cartridge is installed in the printing apparatus, data is exchanged between the printing apparatus and the IC memory via a second electrode terminal connected to the IC memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Shinada, Takahiro Naka, Yusuke Torigoe, Yuki Togawa, Satoru Orii, Hikonosuke Uwai, Toshio Kumagai