Patents by Inventor Shimpei Fujisaki

Shimpei Fujisaki 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: 20230322004
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a printing apparatus including: a printing head that includes a nozzle ejecting ink for printing on a printing medium conveyed in a conveyance direction; a carriage on which the printing head is mounted and that reciprocally moves in a main scanning direction; a sliding member attached to the carriage such that the carriage can change a position in a vertical direction; and a guide member that includes a first surface with which the sliding member is brought into contact and a second surface as a back surface of the first surface and guides the movement of the main scanning direction of the carriage, in which the sliding member includes a first regulation unit facing the second surface in a position away from the second surface at a predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: KOUSUKE TANAKA, NORIO SAKURAI, ATSUSHI KOHNOTOH, TAKASHI ABE, YASUYUKI TAKANAKA, TAIJI MARUYAMA, YUSUKE NARATANI, SHUHEI YAMAGUCHI, SHIMPEI FUJISAKI
  • Publication number: 20230094421
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head having discharge orifices arranged on a discharge orifice surface, a cap, a wiper, and a moving unit that moves the wiper in a first direction. When the cap covers the discharge orifice surface, a first member is disposed at an inside wall of the cap at a position near a first side of a region having the discharge orifices, and a second member is disposed at another inside wall of the cap at a position near a second side of the region having the discharge orifices. The first side faces in a direction opposite to the first direction and the second side faces in the first direction. In a direction normal to the discharge orifice surface, a distance between the second member and the discharge orifice surface is smaller than a distance between the first member and the discharge orifice surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsumura, Koya Iwakura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka, Shimpei Fujisaki, Hiromasa Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20230060809
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a wiper, a recording head having a step portion and an ejection port surface supporting an ejection port, and a moving unit to relatively move the wiper and the recording head so that the wiper moves with respect to the recording head in relative movement in a first direction. In a first wiping, the relative movement causes the wiper to stop at or in vicinity of the step portion, or pass at or in the vicinity of the step portion at a speed lower than a speed at which the wiper wipes an area in which the ejection port is arranged. In a second wiping performed after the first wiping, the relative movement causes the wiper to pass through the step portion of the recording head and wipe the recording head in the first direction toward the area, and thereafter wipe the area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Inventors: Hiromasa Tsutsumi, Hideaki Matsumura, Shimpei Fujisaki
  • Publication number: 20220161563
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head having an ejection port surface and a step portion, a blade to wipe the ejection port surface, and a moving unit. A plurality of ink ejection ports is arranged on the ejection port surface. The moving unit performs relative movement of the blade and the recording head by moving the blade or the recording head in a first direction to cause the blade to wipe a wiped surface including the ejection port surface, from the step portion to an area in which the plurality of ink ejection ports is arranged. The moving unit performs the relative movement so that a first relative velocity of the relative movement when the blade passes the step portion is higher than a second relative velocity of the relative movement when the blade, that has been in contact with the wiped surface, is separated from the wiped surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Shimpei Fujisaki, Hideaki Matsumura, Hiromasa Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 11260673
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a print unit configured to perform printing on the print medium held by a holding unit, the holding unit being capable of holding multiple types of print medium, a detecting unit capable of detecting the print medium and the holding unit, and a movement unit capable of relatively moving the detecting unit and the holding unit in a first direction and in a second direction intersecting the first direction. In addition, a control unit controls the detecting unit and the movement unit in a case where a first print medium is held by the holding unit, to obtain position information of the first print medium before the print unit performs printing and, in a case where a second print medium different from the first print medium is held by the holding unit, not to obtain position information of the second print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaaki Aoyagi, Koya Iwakura, Shimpei Fujisaki, Yasuhiro Ota
  • Patent number: 10987956
    Abstract: A tray for a printing apparatus including a conveying unit that conveys the tray holding a printing medium, and a printing unit that performs printing onto a print surface of the printing medium on the tray includes: a placement surface for placing thereon an adapter that holds the printing medium; a pressing member disposed on the upstream side of the adapter in the inserting direction of the tray with respect to the printing apparatus to press the adapter placed on the placement surface toward a downstream side of the inserting direction; a regulating portion configured to regulate a movement of the adapter by abutting the adapter pressed by the pressing member; and an opening into which a protrusion of the adapter is insertable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ota, Koya Iwakura, Shimpei Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10987944
    Abstract: A tray is used in a printing apparatus that includes a conveying unit configured to convey the tray holding a printing medium, and a printing unit configured to perform printing onto a print surface of the printing medium held by the tray. The tray includes a placement surface on which a printing medium is to be placed, a pressing member that presses the printing medium placed on the placement surface towards a downstream side of an inserting direction of the tray with respect to the printing apparatus, and a regulating portion configured to regulate a movement of the printing medium by abutting the printing medium pressed by the pressing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ota, Koya Iwakura, Shimpei Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10919316
    Abstract: In a printing unit, a detecting unit is made to pass over a hole formed at the center of an optical disk and to detect the position of the center of the hole, and an obtaining unit obtains the detected position of the center of the hole as the center of the optical disk. Then, a setting unit sets a print position for the optical disk based on the obtained position of the center of the optical disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shimpei Fujisaki, Yasuhiro Ota, Koya Iwakura
  • Publication number: 20200039241
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that makes it possible to obtain positional information for determining a print position depending on the type of print medium. A determining unit determines a process for obtaining information on the position of the print medium by using a detecting unit, depending on the type of the print medium. An obtaining unit obtains the information on the position of the print medium by changing the relative position of the detecting unit with respect to the holding unit holding the print medium, based on the process determined by the determining unit. Then, a setting unit determines a print position for the print medium based on the information on the position of the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Takaaki Aoyagi, Koya Iwakura, Shimpei Fujisaki, Yasuhiro Ota
  • Publication number: 20200039240
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that makes it possible to obtain the center of an optical disk with high accuracy. A detecting unit is made to pass over the hole formed at the center of an optical disk and to detect the position of the center of the hole, and an obtaining unit obtains the detected position of the center of the hole as the center of the optical disk. Then, a setting unit sets a print position for the optical disk based on the position of the center of the optical disk obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Shimpei Fujisaki, Yasuhiro Ota, Koya Iwakura
  • Publication number: 20200039242
    Abstract: A tray is used in a printing apparatus that includes a conveying unit configured to convey the tray holding a printing medium, and a printing unit configured to perform printing onto a print surface of the printing medium held by the tray. The tray includes a placement surface on which a printing medium is to be placed, a pressing member that presses the printing medium placed on the placement surface towards a downstream side of an inserting direction of the tray with respect to the printing apparatus, and a regulating portion configured to regulate a movement of the printing medium by abutting the printing medium pressed by the pressing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ota, Koya Iwakura, Shimpei Fujisaki
  • Publication number: 20200039252
    Abstract: A tray for a printing apparatus including a conveying unit that conveys the tray holding a printing medium, and a printing unit that performs printing onto a print surface of the printing medium on the tray includes: a placement surface for placing thereon an adapter that holds the printing medium; a pressing member disposed on the upstream side of the adapter in the inserting direction of the tray with respect to the printing apparatus to press the adapter placed on the placement surface toward a downstream side of the inserting direction; a regulating portion configured to regulate a movement of the adapter by abutting the adapter pressed by the pressing member; and an opening into which a protrusion of the adapter is insertable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ota, Koya Iwakura, Shimpei Fujisaki