Patents by Inventor Tetsuo Tsukada

Tetsuo Tsukada 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: 20200282719
    Abstract: A failure time estimation device includes: a memory configured to store a machine-learned model obtained by performing machine learning using teaching data associating printer information including at least one of operation history of a printer, state information indicating a current state, and a print result image indicating a print result with failure time of the printer; and a controller configured to obtain the printer information and estimate the failure time of the printer using the obtained printer information and the machine-learned model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shigenori KATAYAMA, Kazunari TSUKADA, Yuichi SHIKAGAWA, Tetsuo TATSUDA, Mamoru UKITA, Haruhisa KURANE
  • Publication number: 20200249892
    Abstract: A printer includes: a memory configured to store a machine-learned model obtained by machine learning using teaching data associating at least one of reflectance of a print medium, transmittance of the print medium, and image data obtained by capturing an image of a surface of the print medium with a type of the print medium; and a print controller configured to determine a type of a print medium using at least one of reflectance of the print medium, transmittance of the print medium, and image data obtained by capturing an image of a surface of the print medium and the machine-learned model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichi SHIKAGAWA, Tetsuo TATSUDA, Haruhisa KURANE, Mamoru UKITA, Shigenori KATAYAMA, Kazunari TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20200244816
    Abstract: A printer including a motor for transporting an object to be transported, the printer includes: a memory storing a machine-learned model configured to output a control parameter of the motor that brings a transport position of the object to be transported close to a reference based on one or more state variables including at least one of a speed of the object to be transported, an acceleration of the object to be transported, a movement amount of the object to be transported, a start position of movement of the object to be transported, an ambient environment of the printer, a value of a current flowing through the motor, a type of a print medium onto which printing is to be performed by the printer, and an accumulated movement amount of the object to be transported; and a controller configured to control the motor to perform printing by using the control parameter obtained based on the machine-learned model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mamoru UKITA, Tetsuo TATSUDA, Yuichi SHIKAGAWA, Haruhisa KURANE, Shigenori KATAYAMA, Kazunari TSUKADA
  • Publication number: 20190358968
    Abstract: Provided is technology enabling detecting cockling in a print medium without printing a cockling detection pattern on the print medium. An image processing device has: a light source configured to illuminate a print medium; a sensor configured to scan the print medium; and a controller configured to control the light source and sensor. The controller determines if there is cockling in an evaluation area of the print medium based on change in the detection values of the sensor in the evaluation area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kazunari TSUKADA, Tetsuo TATSUDA
  • Patent number: 4695175
    Abstract: A color printer inludes an ink ribbon supporting frame mounted on a base unit swingingly about an axis parallel to a platen. A ribbon cassette comprises a cassette case for accommodating a color ink ribbon which has a plurality of different color longitudinal stripes so that at least a part of the ink ribbon forms a loop exposed from and extending to the cassette case. The ribbon loop is positioned along the platen and between a printing head and the platen, when the ribbon cassette is set on the ribbon frame. A ribbon guide is slidably mounted on a carrier for supporting the ink ribbon at a position adjacent to the printing head. The ribbon frame and ribbon guide are simultaneously shifted so that a desired one of color stripes of the ink ribbon is positioned on a predetermined printing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tsukada, Hideyuki Shimobuchi, Takahiro Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: RE33340
    Abstract: A color printer inludes an ink ribbon supporting frame mounted on a base unit swingingly about an axis parallel to a platen. A ribbon cassette comprises a cassette case for accommodating a color ink ribbon which as a plurality of different color longitudinal stripes so that at least a part of the ink ribbon forms a loop exposed from and extending to the cassette case. The ribbon loop is positioned along the platen and between a printing head and the platen, when the ribbon cassette is set on the ribbon frame. A ribbon guide is slidably mounted on a carrier for supporting the ink ribbon at a position adjacent to the printing head. The ribbon frame and ribbon guide are simultaneously shifted so that a desired one of color stripes of the ink ribbon is positioned on a predetermined printing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tsukada, Hideyuki Shimobuchi, Takahiro Yoshikawa