Patents by Inventor Tomohiko Sugino

Tomohiko Sugino 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: 20200406648
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10744802
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Publication number: 20200180332
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10618325
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Publication number: 20190047304
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10201993
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Publication number: 20170100948
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro lriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo lmamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Patent number: 9566808
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Patent number: 9174476
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes a first guide member provided between a feed portion and a discharge slot, and positioned on or immediately before the discharge slot, on an upstream side in a travel direction of a ink ribbon, wherein the first guide member bends and guides travel of the ink ribbon in the predetermined direction while making contact with a reverse side of a inked surface of the ink ribbon and a second guide member provided between the feed portion and the discharge slot, and positioned on an upstream side in the travel direction of the ink ribbon with respect to the first guide member, wherein the second guide member bends and guides the travel of the ink ribbon in the predetermined direction while making contact with the reverse side of the inked surface of the ink ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiko Sugino, Yasuhiro Shibata, Takashi Horiuchi, Tsutomu Kato
  • Patent number: 8562229
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a transfer mechanism that transfers a print medium, a printing device that prints on the print medium, a stationary blade that is provided on a downstream side in a transfer direction of the print medium further than the printing device to cut the print medium, a movable blade that is provided on a downstream side in a transfer direction of the print medium further than the printing device and that cut the print medium, and a step portion that is provided on a reverse face of the downstream blade which is located on downstream side in transferring of the print medium, the reverse face being reverse of a slide face of the downstream blade sliding on the upstream blade which is located on upstream side in transferring of the print medium, and that projects along a thickness direction of the downstream blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehiko Inaba, Keiji Seo, Shinji Kobayashi, Atsushi Kasugai, Akira Sago, Tomohiko Sugino, Sunao Masuda
  • Publication number: 20120080550
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Publication number: 20110211894
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes a first guide member provided between a feed portion and a discharge slot, and positioned on or immediately before the discharge slot, on an upstream side in a travel direction of a ink ribbon, wherein the first guide member bends and guides travel of the ink ribbon in the predetermined direction while making contact with a reverse side of a inked surface of the ink ribbon and a second guide member provided between the feed portion and the discharge slot, and positioned on an upstream side in the travel direction of the ink ribbon with respect to the first guide member, wherein the second guide member bends and guides the travel of the ink ribbon in the predetermined direction while making contact with the reverse side of the inked surface of the ink ribbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiko Sugino, Yasuhiro Shibata, Takashi Horiuchi, Tsutomu Kato
  • Publication number: 20090110461
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a transfer mechanism that transfers a print medium, a printing device that prints on the print medium, a stationary blade that is provided on a downstream side in a transfer direction of the print medium further than the printing device to cut the print medium, a movable blade that is provided on a downstream side in a transfer direction of the print medium further than the printing device and that cut the print medium, and a step portion that is provided on a reverse face of the downstream blade which is located on downstream side in transferring of the print medium, the reverse face being reverse of a slide face of the downstream blade sliding on the upstream blade which is located on upstream side in transferring of the print medium, and that projects along a thickness direction of the downstream blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Takehiko Inaba, Keiji Seo, Shinji Kobayashi, Atsushi Kasugai, Akira Sago, Tomohiko Sugino, Sunao Masuda