Patents by Inventor Shota MORIKAWA

Shota MORIKAWA 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: 11570328
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus includes: a head having nozzles; and a controller. The controller executes: a first recording processing of discharging liquid from the nozzles with respect to a first area of a recording medium, based on first image data, and a second recording processing of discharging the liquid from the nozzles with respect to a second area, of the recording medium, which overlaps with or is adjacent to the first area based on second image data, after a predetermined time has elapsed since the first recording processing. The controller further executes a determining processing of determining the predetermined time based on color information of the first image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shota Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20220360145
    Abstract: With an object, of providing a rotating electric machine such that a reduction in size can be achieved, and a balance between a cooling performance and vibration resistance can be achieved, a multiple of connection portions formed of a first connection portion and a second connection portion that mechanically connect a rotating electric machine main body and a power converter are provided on a non-external device connection portion side bracket in the rotating electric machine main body and a heat dissipating member in the power converter, cross-sectional centers of the first connection portion and the second connection portion are caused to be positioned farther to an inner diameter side than an outer diameter of a stator, and a power module is disposed between two connection portions neighboring in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HIGASHINO, Yosuke UNO, Saburo TANAKA, Toshiaki KASHIHARA, Yoshinobu UTSUMI, Jun TAHARA, Hiroyuki YAHARA, Takaya MUTO, Shota MORIKAWA, Naohide MAEDA
  • Patent number: 11479051
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a processor sets a target printing method for printing a target image to one of a bidirectional printing method and a unidirectional printing method. In a case where the bidirectional printing method is set as the target printing method: the processor executes both a first generation process and a second generation process. The first generation process generates first partial print data by converting a set of partial image data using a first color conversion profile. The second generation process generates second partial print data by converting another set of partial image data using a second color conversion profile. In a case where the unidirectional printing method is set as the target printing method, the processor executes a third generation process generating third partial print data by converting a set of partial image data using a third color conversion profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Arakane, Masashi Kuno, Shota Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20220321739
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions. The instructions instruct a computer to perform processes including an acquisition step, a determination step, and a display step. The acquisition step includes acquiring a specified color. The determination step includes determining whether a device-independent color based on the specified color is present within a first color gamut based on first print settings of a printer. The display step includes displaying, when it is determined by the determination step that the device-independent color is present within the first color gamut, second print settings of the printer. The second print settings are different from the first print settings and with which the device-independent color is present within a second color gamut that is based on the second print settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventor: Shota MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220321741
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions. The instructions instruct a computer to perform processes including an acquisition step and a color chart creation step. The acquisition step includes acquiring a specified color. The color chart creation step includes creating a color chart in which a plurality of color patches are arranged. The color patches are based on the specified color acquired by the acquisition step and have a color within a color gamut that is based on print settings of a printer. The color chart creation step includes creating a first color chart and a second color chart. The first color chart is the color chart based on first print settings of the printer. The second color chart is the color chart based on second print settings of the printer different from the first print settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Shota MORIKAWA, Tsubasa UMETSU, Ikumi OKUTSU
  • Publication number: 20220317945
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions. The instructions instruct a computer to perform processes including an acquisition step, a determination step, and a display step. The acquisition step includes acquiring a specified color. The determination step includes determining whether a device-independent color based on the specified color is present within a first color gamut based on first print settings of a printer. The display step includes displaying, when it is determined that the device-independent color is not present within the first color gamut, second print settings of the printer. The second print settings are different from the first print settings and cause a distance between the device-independent color and a second color gamut that is based on the second print settings to be smaller than a distance between the device-independent color and the first color gamut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventor: Shota MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220305774
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus, a carriage is reciprocally movable in first and second directions. A control device is configured to perform executing one of first and second printing operations in accordance with an operation mode. The first printing operation prints a first image over a first range in a third direction crossing the first and second directions by ejecting ink from both first and second heads during one movement of the carriage in the first and second directions. The second printing operation prints a second image over a second range narrower than the first range in the third direction by ejecting ink from both the first and second heads during the one movement of the carriage. Ink ejection contribution during the one movement of the carriage is shared by the first and second heads at a prescribed contribution ratio in the second printing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoya KONDO, Shota MORIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20220305805
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: first and second heads; a carriage; and a control device. The control device is configured to perform: (a) selecting; (b) setting; and (c) executing. The (a) selecting sets one of the first and second heads as an active head. The (b) setting sets an operation mode to one of a plurality of modes including first and second modes. The (c) executing executes a printing operation under the operation mode. The printing operation is performed by ejecting ink from both the first and second heads in a state where the first mode is set as the operation mode. The printing operation is performed by ejecting ink from the active head without ejecting ink from a non-active head in a state where the second mode is set as the operation mode. The non-active head is a head other than the active head among the first and second heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shota MORIKAWA, Tomoya KONDO
  • Patent number: 11407222
    Abstract: A print device is provided with a background head that discharges a background ink onto a recording medium, a color head that discharges a color ink onto the recording medium, and a CPU that controls the background head and the color head. The CPU of the print device divides the background ink into a plurality of layers including a first background layer and a second background layer, and discharges the background ink from the background head. A first discharge region of the first background layer is further to an inner side than a second discharge region of the second background layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kayanaka, Shota Morikawa, Masatoshi Izuchi, Takeshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20220082294
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes a fan, a heat exchanger, and a drain receiver. The interior of the housing is partitioned into a first space and a second space in an axial direction of the rotating shaft of the fan. In the first space, a first opening is provided to allow air to flow out toward a region located outward of the fan in the first space in a radial direction of the fan. In the second space, no opening is provided and a region located outward of the fan in the second space is closed in the radial direction of the fan. In at least part of a space between the fan in the first space and the heat exchanger, a first water receiving device is provided at a higher position than the drain receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke MIYAWAKI, Yoji ONAKA, Tomoya FUKUI, Kenichi SAKODA, Shota MORIKAWA, Shoji YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220063289
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus includes: a head having nozzles; and a controller. The controller executes: a first recording processing of discharging liquid from the nozzles with respect to a first area of a recording medium, based on first image data, and a second recording processing of discharging the liquid from the nozzles with respect to a second area, of the recording medium, which overlaps with or is adjacent to the first area based on second image data, after a predetermined time has elapsed since the first recording processing. The controller further executes a determining processing of determining the predetermined time based on color information of the first image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: Shota MORIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11225085
    Abstract: A control device is configured to: control a main scanning device and a sub-scanning device to print partial images by single partial printing in a first case where a specific condition is not satisfied, the specific condition indicating that ink supply to a printing head may be delayed in a partial printing and determined for each of the partial image, control the main scanning device and the sub-scanning device to print the partial images by a plurality of partial printings including a first partial printing and a second partial printing in a second case where the specific condition is satisfied, and determine a first area of the partial image to be printed by the first partial printing and a second area of the partial image to be printed by the second partial printing by using a pixel value information, in the second case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Kuno, Shota Morikawa, Satoru Arakane, Shin Hasegawa, Yoshiharu Furuhata
  • Publication number: 20210402762
    Abstract: When a print data creation program is executed by a computer, the computer performs the following processing. The computer acquires image data representing a print image from a storage. The computer divides the print image represented by the acquired image data into a plurality of divided images of a desired resolution. The computer creates print data to be printed by a print device, from at least one of the plurality of divided images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihisa KAYANAKA, Shota MORIKAWA, Takeshi WATANABE, Masashi UEDA, Masashi OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210402763
    Abstract: A print device is provided with a background head that discharges a background ink onto a recording medium, a color head that discharges a color ink onto the recording medium, and a CPU that controls the background head and the color head. The CPU of the print device divides the background ink into a plurality of layers including a first background layer and a second background layer, and discharges the background ink from the background head. A first discharge region of the first background layer is further to an inner side than a second discharge region of the second background layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshihisa KAYANAKA, Shota MORIKAWA, Masatoshi IZUCHI, Takeshi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 11172073
    Abstract: An evaluation table includes: a first pixel value set; a second pixel value set next to and having a larger pixel value sum than the first pixel value set; a third pixel value set having a larger pixel value sum than the second pixel value set; a fourth pixel value set next to and having a larger pixel value sum than the third pixel value set; a fifth pixel value set having a larger pixel value sum than the fourth pixel value set; and a sixth pixel value set next to and having a larger sum than the fifth pixel value set. Each of a difference between pixel value sums of the first and second pixel value sets and a difference between pixel value sums of the fifth and sixth pixel value sets is larger than a difference between pixel value sums of the third and fourth pixel value sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shota Morikawa, Satoru Arakane
  • Publication number: 20210324874
    Abstract: An impeller includes a boss provided on a rotation axis and a blade provided on an outer circumferential side of the boss. The blade has a radially middle portion that is located midway between an outer circumferential edge and an inner circumferential edge in a radial direction of the blade from the rotation axis. A span-direction section of part of the blade that adjoins the leading edge is shaped such that part of a suction side of the blade that is located in an area between the radially middle portion and the outer circumferential edge is concave, and a span-direction section of part of the blade that adjoins the trailing edge is shaped such that part of the suction side of the blade that is located in the area between the radially middle portion and the outer circumferential edge is convex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shota MORIKAWA, Tomoya FUKUI, Koyuki NAGASHIMA, Takashi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 11044385
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is configured to perform: acquiring target image data representing a target image made up of a plurality of partial images; determining whether a specific condition is met for each of the plurality of partial images; selecting a direction-determining method of a printing direction for each of the plurality of partial images in accordance with a determination result; determining whether the selected direction-determining method matches a correct method; and adjusting condition data for controlling a printing device so as to increase selectability of the correct method in response to determining that the selected direction-determining method differs from the correct method. The specific condition indicates that an image evaluation value be greater than or equal to a threshold. The image evaluation value represents an expected color difference between a first image printed by a first-directional partial print and a second image printed by a second-directional partial print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shota Morikawa
  • Publication number: 20210155010
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a processor sets a target printing method for printing a target image to one of a bidirectional printing method and a unidirectional printing method. In a case where the bidirectional printing method is set as the target printing method: the processor executes both a first generation process and a second generation process. The first generation process generates first partial print data by converting a set of partial image data using a first color conversion profile. The second generation process generates second partial print data by converting another set of partial image data using a second color conversion profile. In a case where the unidirectional printing method is set as the target printing method, the processor executes a third generation process generating third partial print data by converting a set of partial image data using a third color conversion profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Satoru Arakane, Masashi Kuno, Shota Morikawa
  • Patent number: 11010648
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus performs a first generation process generating first partial print data by a first color conversion process using a first profile corresponding to a first direction, and a second generation process generating second partial print data using a second color conversion process using a second profile. When a color difference is smaller than a reference, the apparatus sets a printing direction to the first direction, and outputs the first partial print data to a print execution unit for printing the first partial print data while the main scan moves in the first direction. When the color difference is larger than or equal to the reference, the apparatus sets the printing direction to the second direction, and outputs the second partial print data to the print execution unit for printing the second partial print data while the main scan moves in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shota Morikawa, Masashi Kuno, Satoru Arakane
  • Publication number: 20210144262
    Abstract: An evaluation table includes: a first pixel value set; a second pixel value set next to and having a larger pixel value sum than the first pixel value set; a third pixel value set having a larger pixel value sum than the second pixel value set; a fourth pixel value set next to and having a larger pixel value sum than the third pixel value set; a fifth pixel value set having a larger pixel value sum than the fourth pixel value set; and a sixth pixel value set next to and having a larger sum than the fifth pixel value set. Each of a difference between pixel value sums of the first and second pixel value sets and a difference between pixel value sums of the fifth and sixth pixel value sets is larger than a difference between pixel value sums of the third and fourth pixel value sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shota MORIKAWA, Satoru ARAKANE