Patents by Inventor Takeshi TOZUKA

Takeshi TOZUKA 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: 11007666
    Abstract: A cutting machine can be configured to set a cutting line with respect to a cutting material that is placed on a supporting platform, cut the cutting material along one cutting line that intersect with and changes direction at a second cutting line at a corner portion, leaving a part of the cutting material connected along a predetermined distance from a point of intersection of the corner portion, and cutting along the other cutting line so as to not leave a connected part, up to a predetermined distance from the point of intersection of the corner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Roland DG Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Yamamoto, Masakazu Igarashi, Takeshi Tozuka, Tetsuhiro Kunifuji
  • Publication number: 20200276726
    Abstract: A cutting machine can be configured to set a cutting line with respect to a cutting material that is placed on a supporting platform, cut the cutting material along one cutting line that intersect with and changes direction at a second cutting line at a corner portion, leaving a part of the cutting material connected along a predetermined distance from a point of intersection of the corner portion, and cutting along the other cutting line so as to not leave a connected part, up to a predetermined distance from the point of intersection of the corner portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya Yamamoto, Masakazu Igarashi, Takeshi Tozuka, Tetsuhiro Kunifuji
  • Patent number: 10569581
    Abstract: A printing pattern creation device includes an input to which information regarding a type of ink to be used to perform printing on a printing target, and information regarding the surface on which the printing is to be performed, are to be provided; a storage having stored thereon a plurality of predefined printing modes each to be executed as one printing process; a main creator to select one or at least two printing modes among the plurality of printing modes based on the information supplied to the input, and to arrange the selected printing modes in the order of execution, to create a printing pattern; and an output to output the created printing pattern to a recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeomi Ohta, Kazutoshi Funakoshi, Takeshi Tozuka, Hiroki Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10493759
    Abstract: A foil transfer device includes a light emitter that emits light, a driver that causes scanning to be performed with the light by moving one or both of an irradiator and a substrate relative to each other, the irradiator casting the light emitted by the light emitter, and a controller that causes the light emitter to change power of the light according to a velocity indication value during at least one of an acceleration period from a time when at least one of the irradiator and the substrate begins to move to a time when a velocity thereof becomes constant and a deceleration period from a time when the velocity is constant to a time when at least one of the irradiator and the substrate stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Matsumoto, Fumihiro Takahashi, Takeshi Tozuka
  • Publication number: 20190364157
    Abstract: A web catalog generator generates a web catalog including content to be presented on a customer terminal. The web catalog generator includes a memory, an input receiver, and a main generator. The memory stores at least one template file that specifies the content and a presentation position where the content is to be presented. The template file includes at least one template. The input receiver receives content information that is information on the content. The main generator replaces content information already included in the template file with the content information received by the input receiver, and causes the memory to store the template file including the content information received by the input receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Takeomi OHTA, Kazutoshi FUNAKOSHI, Takeshi TOZUKA, Koichiro TAKAGISHI, Hiroki HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 10449686
    Abstract: A candidate point selection processor selects, as candidate points, vertices on an outline. A search point selection processor selects, from the candidate points, a reference search point to be used to search for a point that serves as a cutting line endpoint. A reference line setting processor sets a reference line connecting a reference point with the search point. A candidate line setting processor sets candidate lines connecting the search point with the candidate points other than the search point. A candidate line selection processor selects, as a selected candidate line, the candidate line located only within a non-effective region. An angle calculation processor calculates an angle between the reference line and the selected candidate line. A cutting line setting processor sets a cutting line connecting the search point with the candidate point of the selected candidate line defining an angle with the reference line that is the smallest angle calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Tozuka, Kazutoshi Funakoshi
  • Patent number: 10442105
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus includes a cutting line setting processor to set a cutting line to extend in a predetermined direction from a first endpoint on an outline of a target object located on a top sheet and to be located within a non-effective region, a first determination processor to determine whether a first angle between the outline of the target object and the cutting line, with the first endpoint located at an intersection of the outline and the cutting line, is equal to or smaller than a predetermined determination angle that is an acute angle, and a shape change processor to, when the first angle is determined to be equal to or smaller than the determination angle by the first determination processor, change the shape of the cutting line such that the first angle is greater than the determination angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Tozuka, Kazutoshi Funakoshi
  • Patent number: 10414177
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a carriage movable in a predetermined direction, a moving mechanism moving a work material in a direction intersecting the predetermined direction, a cutter mounted on the carriage, a cutter moving mechanism mounted on the carriage and moving the cutter in directions toward and away from the work material, a light source mounted on the carriage, and a controller controlling the light source. When the cutting apparatus is in a normal condition, the controller controls the light source to be in a first illuminating state, and when the cutting apparatus is in an abnormal condition, the controller controls the light source to be in a second illuminating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Koyauchi, Takeshi Tozuka, Hironobu Suzuki, Yujiro Fujinawa
  • Patent number: 10372393
    Abstract: A printing information management device includes a model storage that stores a plurality of product models each included in one file linked with information on a printing target and printing setting information used to control a recording device, a model selector that selects one product model from the plurality of product models, and an output that provides the printing setting information included in the selected product model to the recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeomi Ohta, Kazutoshi Funakoshi, Takeshi Tozuka, Hiroki Horiuchi
  • Publication number: 20190092010
    Abstract: A foil transfer device includes a light emitter that emits light, a driver that causes scanning to be performed with the light by moving one or both of an irradiator and a substrate relative to each other, the irradiator casting the light emitted by the light emitter, and a controller that causes the light emitter to change power of the light according to a velocity indication value during at least one of an acceleration period from a time when at least one of the irradiator and the substrate begins to move to a time when a velocity thereof becomes constant and a deceleration period from a time when the velocity is constant to a time when at least one of the irradiator and the substrate stops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Sho MATSUMOTO, Fumihiro TAKAHASHI, Takeshi TOZUKA
  • Publication number: 20190001719
    Abstract: A printing pattern creation device includes an input to which information regarding a type of ink to be used to perform printing on a printing target, and information regarding the surface on which the printing is to be performed, are to be provided; a storage having stored thereon a plurality of predefined printing modes each to be executed as one printing process; a main creator to select one or at least two printing modes among the plurality of printing modes based on the information supplied to the input, and to arrange the selected printing modes in the order of execution, to create a printing pattern; and an output to output the created printing pattern to a recording device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Takeomi OHTA, Kazutoshi FUNAKOSHI, Takeshi TOZUKA, Hiroki HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190004757
    Abstract: A printing information management device includes a model storage that stores a plurality of product models each included in one file linked with information on a printing target and printing setting information used to control a recording device, a model selector that selects one product model from the plurality of product models, and an output that provides the printing setting information included in the selected product model to the recording device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Takeomi OHTA, Kazutoshi FUNAKOSHI, Takeshi TOZUKA, Hiroki HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 10005196
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a first motor to move a carriage, a second motor to cause a cutter to approach a work material, and a controller configured or programmed to control the first motor and the second motor. The controller includes a load detector to detect a load of the first motor, a storage storing a first relationship between the load of the first motor and a supply signal to the second motor, and a cutting pressure controller configured or programmed to control a cutting pressure applied from the cutter to the work material based on the first relationship and the load of the first motor detected by the load detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Yamamoto, Takeshi Tozuka, Yuichi Kitagawa, Tadashi Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20180169890
    Abstract: A candidate point selection processor selects, as candidate points, vertices on an outline. A search point selection processor selects, from the candidate points, a reference search point to be used to search for a point that serves as a cutting line endpoint. A reference line setting processor sets a reference line connecting a reference point with the search point. A candidate line setting processor sets candidate lines connecting the search point with the candidate points other than the search point. A candidate line selection processor selects, as a selected candidate line, the candidate line located only within a non-effective region. An angle calculation processor calculates an angle between the reference line and the selected candidate line. A cutting line setting processor sets a cutting line connecting the search point with the candidate point of the selected candidate line defining an angle with the reference line that is the smallest angle calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi TOZUKA, Kazutoshi FUNAKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20180169889
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus includes a cutting line setting processor to set a cutting line to extend in a predetermined direction from a first endpoint on an outline of a target object located on a top sheet and to be located within a non-effective region, a first determination processor to determine whether a first angle between the outline of the target object and the cutting line, with the first endpoint located at an intersection of the outline and the cutting line, is equal to or smaller than a predetermined determination angle that is an acute angle, and a shape change processor to, when the first angle is determined to be equal to or smaller than the determination angle by the first determination processor, change the shape of the cutting line such that the first angle is greater than the determination angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Takeshi TOZUKA, Kazutoshi FUNAKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20170066152
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a first motor to move a carriage, a second motor to cause a cutter to approach a work material, and a controller configured or programmed to control the first motor and the second motor. The controller includes a load detector to detect a load of the first motor, a storage storing a first relationship between the load of the first motor and a supply signal to the second motor, and a cutting pressure controller configured or programmed to control a cutting pressure applied from the cutter to the work material based on the first relationship and the load of the first motor detected by the load detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Shinya YAMAMOTO, Takeshi TOZUKA, Yuichi KITAGAWA, Tadashi KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150290954
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a carriage movable in a predetermined direction, a moving mechanism moving a work material in a direction intersecting the predetermined direction, a cutter mounted on the carriage, a cutter moving mechanism mounted on the carriage and moving the cutter in directions toward and away from the work material, a light source mounted on the carriage, and a controller controlling the light source. When the cutting apparatus is in a normal condition, the controller controls the light source to be in a first illuminating state, and when the cutting apparatus is in an abnormal condition, the controller controls the light source to be in a second illuminating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuo KOYAUCHI, Takeshi TOZUKA, Hironobu SUZUKI, Yujiro FUJINAWA