Patents by Inventor Tamotsu Katayama

Tamotsu Katayama 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: 11286078
    Abstract: A printer capable of separating a print medium from a mount and ejecting the print medium includes: a platen roller configured to feed, along a feeding path, a mount to which a print medium temporarily adheres; a print head configured to print on the print medium, the print head being opposed to the platen roller; a driven roller that is movable between a first position and a second position different from the first position; a separation member configured to separate a feeding path of the mount and a feeding path of the print medium; and a looseness prevention mechanism configured to prevent the mount from being loose while the driven roller moves from the second feed position to the first feed position. The first position is a position where the driven roller is opposed to the platen roller. The driven roller is configured to be driven by the platen roller while coming in contact with the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tamotsu Katayama
  • Patent number: 11254049
    Abstract: A photocurable composition is supplied onto an auxiliary table provided to be capable of being adjacent to a fabrication table. One of the fabrication table and the auxiliary table is moved relative to the other one of the fabrication table and the auxiliary table in an up-and-down direction. The photocurable composition that has been supplied to the auxiliary table is drawn and spread by a recoater on a fabrication surface of the fabrication table or on a cured composition layer. The photocurable composition on the fabrication surface of the fabrication table is exposed by an exposure device, so that a cured composition layer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Akio Matsubara, Tamotsu Katayama, Masami Tamamizu, Akihiro Morita, Takahiro Uno
  • Patent number: 11132153
    Abstract: A communication method according to an embodiment of the present invention is performed between a communication device and an electrical apparatus by use of non-contact short-range wireless communication method. The electrical apparatus includes a built-in antenna in the vicinity of a first region of a surface exposed to the outside of the electrical apparatus. The antenna is provided for non-contact short-range wireless communication with the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamotsu Katayama, Miki Ota
  • Publication number: 20190369931
    Abstract: A communication method according to an embodiment of the present invention is performed between a communication device and an electrical apparatus by use of non-contact short-range wireless communication method. The electrical apparatus includes a built-in antenna in the vicinity of a first region of a surface exposed to the outside of the electrical apparatus. The antenna is provided for non-contact short-range wireless communication with the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamotsu KATAYAMA, Miki OTA
  • Publication number: 20190160743
    Abstract: A photocurable composition is supplied onto an auxiliary table provided to be capable of being adjacent to a fabrication table. One of the fabrication table and the auxiliary table is moved relative to the other one of the fabrication table and the auxiliary table in an up-and-down direction. The photocurable composition that has been supplied to the auxiliary table is drawn and spread by a recoater on a fabrication surface of the fabrication table or on a cured composition layer. The photocurable composition on the fabrication surface of the fabrication table is exposed by an exposure device, so that a cured composition layer is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Akio MATSUBARA, Tamotsu KATAYAMA, Masami TAMAMIZU, Akihiro MORITA, Takahiro UNO
  • Publication number: 20190039388
    Abstract: A printer capable of separating a print medium from a mount and ejecting the print medium includes: a platen roller configured to feed, along a feeding path, a mount to which a print medium temporarily adheres; a print head configured to print on the print medium, the print head being opposed to the platen roller; a driven roller that is movable between a first position and a second position different from the first position; a separation member configured to separate a feeding path of the mount and a feeding path of the print medium; and a looseness prevention mechanism configured to prevent the mount from being loose while the driven roller moves from the second feed position to the first feed position. The first position is a position where the driven roller is opposed to the platen roller. The driven roller is configured to be driven by the platen roller while coming in contact with the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tamotsu KATAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10049600
    Abstract: A suture technique evaluation apparatus evaluates a suture technique performed on a simulated body simulating a part of the human body, and the suture technique evaluation apparatus includes a camera configured to image at least a suture region where suturing is performed on the simulated body, and a ligation force evaluation part adapted to evaluate the ligation force of the suturing on the basis of image data taken by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: KYOTO KAGAKU CO., LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tamotsu Katayama, Noriyuki Matsuoka, Munenori Uemura, Makoto Hashizume, Takahiro Jimbo, Satoshi Obata, Satoshi Ieiri, Tomoaki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 9908350
    Abstract: The printer in the exemplary embodiment includes a functional unit Y. The functional unit Y includes: an opening and closing cover 3; a platen roller 10; a thermal head 28, a control board unit 40 and a battery container 33. The functional unit Y is accommodated in a body case. A front cover 5 is fixed to a body case 2. The front cover 5 enables the opening and closing cover 3 to be opened and closed, and protects the functional unit Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamotsu Katayama, Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 9757962
    Abstract: A printer has a separation unit attached to a support board. The separation unit includes a guide rail hole to engage with a shaft so as to slide and swing with respect to the support board. The separation unit moves to a continuous ejection position in which one end of the guide rail hole comes in contact with the shaft, swings in a first rotation direction about the shaft in contact with the other end side of the guide rail hole so as to move away from a thermal head to a swing end position in which the separation unit on the forward end side is within a swing trajectory of the opening and closing cover, and swings from the swing end position in a second rotation direction while engaging on the forward end side with the opening and closing cover moving to the closed position so as to be located at a separation ejection position where the separation roller is adjacent to the feed roller when the opening and closing cover is located at the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamotsu Katayama, Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 9623693
    Abstract: A printer cover locking mechanism has a reduced number of parts and may be assembled in a small space, by simplification of a print head (thermal head (13)) mechanism, a cover lock (27) mechanism relating to opening and closing of an opening and closing cover (3), and a heat dissipation mechanism for a print head (13). The cover lock (27) also serves as a heat dissipation plate. A printer cover locking mechanism includes the opening and closing cover (3) that opens and closes with respect to a printer housing (2). A print head (13) for printing on print paper (continuous label body (4)), a platen roller (14) for feeding a print paper (4) by sandwiching the print paper (4) between the platen roller (14) and the print head (13), and a cover lock (27) for causing the print head (13) to contact with and separate from the platen roller (14) by engaging with and disengaging from the platen roller (14), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tamotsu Katayama
  • Publication number: 20170036469
    Abstract: The printer in the exemplary embodiment includes a functional unit Y. The functional unit Y includes: an opening and closing cover 3; a platen roller 10; a thermal head 28, a control board unit 40 and a battery container 33. The functional unit Y is accommodated in a body case. A front cover 5 is fixed to a body case 2. The front cover 5 enables the opening and closing cover 3 to be opened and closed, and protects the functional unit Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamotsu KATAYAMA, Kenji HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20170036462
    Abstract: A printer has a separation unit attached to a support board. The separation unit includes a guide rail hole to engage with a shaft so as to slide and swing with respect to the support board. The separation unit moves to a continuous ejection position in which one end of the guide rail hole comes in contact with the shaft, swings in a first rotation direction about the shaft in contact with the other end side of the guide rail hole so as to move away from a thermal head to a swing end position in which the separation unit on the forward end side is within a swing trajectory of the opening and closing cover, and swings from the swing end position in a second rotation direction while engaging on the forward end side with the opening and closing cover moving to the closed position so as to be located at a separation ejection position where the separation roller is adjacent to the feed roller when the opening and closing cover is located at the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamotsu KATAYAMA, Kenji HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20160052319
    Abstract: A printer cover locking mechanism has a reduced number of parts and may be assembled in a small space, by simplification of a print head (thermal head (13)) mechanism, a cover lock (27) mechanism relating to opening and closing of an opening and closing cover (3), and a heat dissipation mechanism for a print head (13). The cover lock (27) also serves as a heat dissipation plate. A printer cover locking mechanism includes the opening and closing cover (3) that opens and closes with respect to a printer housing (2). A print head (13) for printing on print paper (continuous label body (4)), a platen roller (14) for feeding a print paper (4) by sandwiching the print paper (4) between the platen roller (14) and the print head (13), and a cover lock (27) for causing the print head (13) to contact with and separate from the platen roller (14) by engaging with and disengaging from the platen roller (14), respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tamotsu KATAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150371558
    Abstract: A suture technique evaluation apparatus evaluates a suture technique performed on a simulated body simulating a part of the human body, and the suture technique evaluation apparatus includes a camera configured to image at least a suture region where suturing is performed on the simulated body, and a ligation force evaluation part adapted to evaluate the ligation force of the suturing on the basis of image data taken by the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Tamotsu Katayama, Noriyuki Matsuoka, Munenori Uemura, Makoto Hashizume, Takahiro Jimbo, Satoshi Obata, Satoshi Ieiri, Tomoaki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8379071
    Abstract: A linerless label roll-up preventing device for a thermal printer that prevents roll-up of the linerless label 3 on the platen roller 13. A roll-up preventing plate 23 is applied to a slit (22) formed in the outer surface of the platen roller (13), and protrudes to form a roll-up preventing edge (29) at a portion of the roll-up prevention plate (23). A roll-up preventing plate 23 being fixed to a slit (22), formed in the radial surface of the platen roller (13), relatively to the platen roller (13), and formed with a roll-up preventing projection edge, at a portion of the roll-up preventing plate (23), projecting out slightly from the outer circumferential surface of the platen roller (13) and capable of contacting the back surface of the linerless label (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato, Kabushiki Kaisha Sato Chishiki Zaisan Kenkyusyo
    Inventor: Tamotsu Katayama
  • Publication number: 20110211034
    Abstract: A linerless label roll-up preventing device for a thermal printer that prevents roll-up of the linerless label 3 on the platen roller 13. A roll-up preventing plate 23 is applied to a slit (22) formed in the outer surface of the platen roller (13), and protrudes to form a roll-up preventing edge (29) at a portion of the roll-up prevention plate (23). A roll-up preventing plate 23 being fixed to a slit (22), formed in the radial surface of the platen roller (13), relatively to the platen roller (13), and formed with a roll-up preventing projection edge, at a portion of the roll-up preventing plate (23), projecting out slightly from the outer circumferential surface of the platen roller (13) and capable of contacting the back surface of the linerless label (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Tamotsu Katayama
  • Publication number: 20110010155
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to evaluate a tracheal intubation technique in consideration of various points to remember related to a tracheal intubation treatment. A tracheal intubation training apparatus (10) is provided with a model (14) which has an appearance modeled on the upper body portion of a human body and an evaluation means (15) which evaluates the tracheal intubation technique carried out to the model (14). The model (14) has pressure sensors (46, 57, 62, 66) which measure pressurizing force when a tracheal intubation device (12) touches respective sections (31, 32, 34, 36, 41, 63) modeled on sections from the inside of the mouth through to that of the trachea of a living body, position detection sensors (69, 76) which detect whether the tracheal intubation device (12) exists in the predetermined areas of the tracheal part (63) and an esophageal part (64), and angle sensors (79 to 81) which detect the postures of a head/face part (28A), a neck/chest part (28B), and a lower jaw part (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicants: WASEDA UNIVERSITY, KYOTO KAGAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuo Takanishi, Yohan Noh, Jorge Solis, Hiroyuki Ishii, Yu Ogura, Koji Nagahiro, Masanao Segawa, Akihiro Shimomura, Tamotsu Katayama, Kazuyuki Hatake
  • Patent number: D761354
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taichi Ozawa, Keita Kuramochi, Tamotsu Katayama
  • Patent number: D765773
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taichi Ozawa, Keita Kuramochi, Tamotsu Katayama
  • Patent number: D769368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taichi Ozawa, Keita Kuramochi, Tamotsu Katayama