Patents by Inventor Shuichi Yamasaki

Shuichi Yamasaki 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: 20210271940
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printing device including: a print head; a camera that photographs a printing target which is printed by the print head; and at least one processor that determines whether or not printing is properly performed to the printing target based on a printed image which is photographed by the camera, and that changes a printing setting by the print head in response to determination that the printing is not properly performed to the printing target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210237432
    Abstract: A printer includes a print head and a processor. The print head ejects ink from nozzles to a printing medium while moving in a first direction, and also moves in a second direction intersecting with the first direction by a moving amount that is a dimension in the second direction of each of blocks into which the nozzles are divided in the second direction. Based on a position of the printing medium and the dimension, the processor determines whether to perform printing in a first mode or a second mode. A printing start position in the second direction of the print head is set such that a position in the second direction of one of boundaries between mutually adjacent blocks coincides, in the first mode, with a position of a back end of a printing region, and in the second mode, with a position of a front end of the printing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 11007776
    Abstract: A printer includes a print head and a processor. The print head ejects ink from nozzles to a printing medium while moving in a first direction, and also moves in a second direction intersecting with the first direction by a moving amount that is a dimension in the second direction of each of blocks into which the nozzles are divided in the second direction. Based on a position of the printing medium and the dimension, the processor determines whether to perform printing in a first mode or a second mode. A printing start position in the second direction of the print head is set such that a position in the second direction of one of boundaries between mutually adjacent blocks coincides, in the first mode, with a position of a back end of a printing region, and in the second mode, with a position of a front end of the printing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10893736
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing head and a control device. If a drawing target surface has a first region acclivitous and declivitous respectively in first and second directions different from one another, the drawing head draws first pixels to be drawn on the first region while performing first and second scans in which the drawing head moves respectively in the first and second directions. The control device controls a ratio of a drawing amount of a first scan drawing pixel to be drawn in a line of the first region during the first scan to a drawing amount required for pixels in the line among the first pixels to be higher than a ratio of a drawing amount of a second scan drawing pixel to be drawn in the line during the second scan to the drawing amount required for the pixels in the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20200383452
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a drawing head and a processor which controls the drawing head. The drawing head draws an image by forming at least one of a first droplet dot formed by a first droplet and a second droplet dot formed by a second droplet including a larger droplet amount than the first droplet on a drawing target surface curved convexly along a first direction. The processor controls the drawing head to form the second droplet dot in at least a part of an adjustment region in at least one end of ends in the first direction on the drawing target surface based on drawing data of the image, and the drawing data is image data for drawing the image on a non-curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200307252
    Abstract: A printer includes a printing head, a nail information detection unit, an outline comparison determination unit, and a display unit. The printing head prints on a print target. The nail information detection unit detects a base outline that is a base outline in an area including the print target and a non-print target adjacent to the print target. The outline comparison determination unit compares a print outline that is an outline of an area to be printed on the print target with the base outline, and determines whether or not there is a difference equal to or larger than a set value. The display unit reports, as a reporting unit, to a user that the difference determined by the outline comparison determination unit is equal to or larger than the set value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20200307181
    Abstract: A printer includes a print head and a processor. The print head ejects ink from nozzles to a printing medium while moving in a first direction, and also moves in a second direction intersecting with the first direction by a moving amount that is a dimension in the second direction of each of blocks into which the nozzles are divided in the second direction. Based on a position of the printing medium and the dimension, the processor determines whether to perform printing in a first mode or a second mode. A printing start position in the second direction of the print head is set such that a position in the second direction of one of boundaries between mutually adjacent blocks coincides, in the first mode, with a position of a back end of a printing region, and in the second mode, with a position of a front end of the printing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10780711
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a processor determining the aspect ratio of the surface area of a target nail of a finger or a toe, and entering a first fitting mode to modify the aspect ratio of at least one nail design in accordance with the surface area of the target nail and to fit the at least one nail design to the surface area of the nail. The rate of modification of the aspect ratio of the at least one nail design is within a modification threshold of the at least one nail design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10780712
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing head drawing a pattern on the surface of a target nail of a hand or foot; and a processor. The processor controls the drawing head to scan a plurality of times across an area on the surface of the nail and to draw the pattern on the area during each of the plurality of scanning operations of the drawing head based on a curvature of the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20190313764
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing head and a control device. If a drawing target surface has a first region acclivitous and declivitous respectively in first and second directions different from one another, the drawing head draws first pixels to be drawn on the first region while performing first and second scans in which the drawing head moves respectively in the first and second directions. The control device controls a ratio of a drawing amount of a first scan drawing pixel to be drawn in a line of the first region during the first scan to a drawing amount required for pixels in the line among the first pixels to be higher than a ratio of a drawing amount of a second scan drawing pixel to be drawn in the line during the second scan to the drawing amount required for the pixels in the line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20190208886
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a plate configured to have placed thereon, an object that is a finger or a toe having a nail to be drawn on, an area into which the plate is detachably inserted, a camera configured to acquire an image, and at least one mirror. The mirror is provided in a position to reflect an image of a side surface of the object placed on the plate into a direction where the camera is able to capture the image of the side surface of the object in a state in which the object is placed on the plate in the area. The camera captures the image of the side surface of the object placed on the plate via the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10292475
    Abstract: Provided is a drawing apparatus including a drawing mechanism configured to perform a drawing on a nail of an object being a finger or a toe, and a processor. The processor acquires a first captured image of the nail and a second captured image of the nail, the first and the second captured image being images captured from a first direction by an imaging device located at a position along the first direction from a first location of a surface of the nail, the first captured image being an image captured by the imaging device at a position where a distance along the first direction between the imaging device and the first location of the surface of the nail is a first distance, and the second captured image being an image captured by the imaging device at a position where a distance along the first direction between the imaging device and the first location of the surface of the nail is a second distance different from the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10278472
    Abstract: A drawing device includes an insertion case into which an object that is a finger or a toe having a nail to be drawn is inserted, and including a first surface provided with an opening area that exposes the nail in a state where the object is inserted and a second surface provided in a direction crossing the first surface, and an insertion area into which the insertion case is detachably inserted. An area of at least a part of the second surface, the area being corresponding to the nail in a state where the object is inserted, has transparency allowing an inside of the insertion case to be visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20180272750
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a processor determining the aspect ratio of the surface area of a target nail of a finger or a toe, and entering a first fitting mode to modify the aspect ratio of at least one nail design in accordance with the surface area of the target nail and to fit the at least one nail design to the surface area of the nail. The rate of modification of the aspect ratio of the at least one nail design is within a modification threshold of the at least one nail design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180272751
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing head drawing a pattern on the surface of a target nail of a hand or foot; and a processor. The processor controls the drawing head to scan a plurality of times across an area on the surface of the nail and to draw the pattern on the area during each of the plurality of scanning operations of the drawing head based on a curvature of the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 10029477
    Abstract: A nail printing apparatus is provided, which does not require a user to manipulate button operation to set user's finger or user's toe or start an image drawing operation. The apparatus provided with an image drawing unit for drawing an image on a nail of a finger or a nail of a toe and an elevation mechanism having a placing unit on which the finger or the toe is placed. The elevation mechanism moves the placing unit from a stand-by position up to an image drawing position. When the placing unit is at the stand-by position, the user can insert user's finger or user's toe into or remove user's finger or user's toe from the apparatus. When at the image drawing position, the image drawing unit can draw an image on the nail of the finger. An elevation controlling unit controls the operation of the elevation mechanism in response to an operation of the finger or the toe placed on the placing unit, pressing the same downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20180008025
    Abstract: Provided is a drawing apparatus including a drawing mechanism configured to perform a drawing on a nail of an object being a finger or a toe, and a processor. The processor acquires a first captured image of the nail and a second captured image of the nail, the first and the second captured image being images captured from a first direction by an imaging device located at a position along the first direction from a first location of a surface of the nail, the first captured image being an image captured by the imaging device at a position where a distance along the first direction between the imaging device and the first location of the surface of the nail is a first distance, and the second captured image being an image captured by the imaging device at a position where a distance along the first direction between the imaging device and the first location of the surface of the nail is a second distance different from the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170367459
    Abstract: A drawing device includes an insertion case into which an object that is a finger or a toe having a nail to be drawn is inserted, and including a first surface provided with an opening area that exposes the nail in a state where the object is inserted and a second surface provided in a direction crossing the first surface, and an insertion area into which the insertion case is detachably inserted. An area of at least a part of the second surface, the area being corresponding to the nail in a state where the object is inserted, has transparency allowing an inside of the insertion case to be visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 9820547
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a drawing unit holding a drawing tool for drawing on a drawing target surface in contact with the drawing target surface having a curved shape along a first direction and moving the drawing tool; and a control unit controlling the drawing unit. The control unit controls the drawing unit to perform an operation in which the drawing tool moves on a first and second regions adjacent in the first direction of the drawing target surface along a second direction crossing with the first direction in a state in which the drawing tool is in contact with the drawing target surface, then drawing tool draws on the first and second regions, and an operation in which the drawing tool moves between the first and second regions in a state in which the drawing tool is separated from the drawing target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9808068
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object insertion portion into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail, a plurality of pressing units which apply pressing forces to the object inserted in the object insertion portion to hold the object in the object insertion portion and a processor which controls the pressing forces applied by the plurality of pressing units respectively to adjust an inclination in a width direction of the nail of the object inserted in the object insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki