Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Suzuki

Tomohiro Suzuki 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: 20220097995
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises a sheet eject tray; a movable guide arranged on an upstream side of the sheet eject tray in a direction of conveyance of a sheet and is configured to be able to move to a protruding position and a retracted position; and a driving mechanism configured to cause the movable guide to move to the protruding position when a leading edge of a sheet is conveyed along the movable guide and cause the movable guide to move to the retracted position when a trailing edge of a sheet is conveyed along the movable guide, wherein the protruding position includes a first position at which the movable guide presses a sheet to the sheet eject tray and a second position between the first position and the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Akira Fujikake, Tomohiro Suzuki, Waichiro Saiki, Ryo Kobayashi, Takeshi Koda, Toshiro Sugiyama, Tomoyuki Nagase
  • Patent number: 11273654
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Patent number: 11265441
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique to obtain a tilt state occurring between an image capturing unit and a print image having additional information embedded in it without using the visible image. In the technique, an image of a print image in which additional information having a specified frequency characteristic is embedded is captured using an image capturing unit to obtain captured image data. A frequency analysis is performed on partial image data corresponding to a specified area in the obtained captured image data, to obtain distance information on a distance between the specified area and the image capturing unit. Inclination information indicating a state of a relative inclination between the image capturing unit and the print image is obtained based on this distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Omagari, Hiroyuki Sakai, Yuki Ishida, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11230125
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Publication number: 20210376636
    Abstract: An electronic device-charger set is provided including an electronic device, and a charger with Which the electronic device is configured to interlock. The electronic device includes a body including a batter and a connector electrically connected to the battery, a clip extending along the body, and a magnet provided at the dip. The charger includes a charging connector disposed at a position connecting with the connector in state in which the electronic device is interlocked with the charger, a recess formed at a position to house the clip in state in which the electronic device is interlocked with the charger, and an attracting magnet provided at an opposing portion of the recess opposing the magnet and configured to generate an attraction force between the attracting magnet and the magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ippei Takami, Yudai Senzaki, Tatsuya Honda, Tomohiro Suzuki, Yutaro Emoto
  • Publication number: 20210362521
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, having a printing unit, includes a first holding unit, a conveyance unit, a first cutting unit arranged between the printing unit and the first holding unit, a second cutting unit arranged between the printing unit and the first cutting unit, and a control unit. The first holding unit holds a sheet. The conveyance unit conveys the sheet to the printing unit. The first cutting unit cuts the sheet fed from the first holding unit. The second cutting unit cuts the sheet fed from the first holding unit. The control unit determines, in accordance with a length in a conveyance direction of a product to be printed on the sheet by the printing unit, whether to cut the sheet fed from the first holding unit by the first cutting unit or the second cutting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Hideyuki Nozawa, Tomohiro Suzuki, Naoki Wakayama, Ryutaro Takahashi, Masakazu Nagashima, Waichiro Saiki
  • Publication number: 20210354484
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feeding unit, a conveyance unit, a cutting unit, and a control unit. The conveyance unit nips the print medium conveyed from the feeding unit by a first roller and a second roller, and conveys the nipped print medium. The cutting unit cuts the print medium. The control unit: (1) performs control to make a command speed of the first roller lower than a command speed of the second roller until a printhead printing reaches near a trailing edge of a printing length after printing has started, (2) performs control to make the command speed of the first roller higher than the command speed of the second roller when the printing has reached near the trailing edge of the printing length, and (3) subsequently controls the cutting unit configured to cut the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Naoki Wakayama, Ryutaro Takahashi, Masakazu Nagashima, Hideyuki Nozawa, Waichiro Saiki
  • Publication number: 20210309025
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, comprising a storage unit for storing a sheet, a printing unit for printing on the sheet conveyed by a first conveyance unit from the storage unit, a second conveyance unit, provided between the first conveyance unit and the storage unit, for conveying the sheet from the storage unit toward the first conveyance unit, a conveyance control unit for controlling driving of the first and the second convey units such that the sheet is bent between the first conveyance unit and the second conveyance unit, and a detection unit, provided between the first and the second conveyance units, for detecting bending of the sheet, wherein the conveyance control unit stops conveyance of the sheet by the first conveyance unit based on a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ryutaro Takahashi, Masakazu Nagashima, Tomohiro Suzuki, Naoki Wakayama, Hideyuki Nozawa, Waichiro Saiki
  • Publication number: 20210297537
    Abstract: An image inspection device is provided with: an imaging unit configured to capture a printed image; an inspection unit configured to inspect a captured image obtained by capturing the printed image by the imaging unit; an image storage unit configured to hold the captured image; and a saving processing unit configured to record the captured image into the image storage unit. The saving processing unit determines a recording resolution at a time of recording the captured image into the image storage unit, in accordance with a result of an inspection by the inspection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: Tomohiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210229778
    Abstract: A boat includes a hull, a deck, and a bow hatch. An engine compartment is provided in the hull. The deck is mounted on an upper portion of the hull. The deck includes an air inlet port that opens rearward to supply air to the engine compartment. The bow hatch is attached to the deck. The bow hatch includes a wall that faces the air inlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Masaru SUZUKI, Tomohiro SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210221481
    Abstract: A boat includes a hull, a deck, a steering pole, and an information display. An engine is provided in the hull. The deck is mounted on an upper portion of the hull. The steering pole is swingably mounted to the deck via a pivot shaft. The information display is located on the deck in front of the pivot shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Masaru SUZUKI, Tomohiro SUZUKI, Sho KAKUTA
  • Publication number: 20210211555
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique to obtain a tilt state occurring between an image capturing unit and a print image having additional information embedded in it without using the visible image. In the technique, an image of a print image in which additional information having a specified frequency characteristic is embedded is captured using an image capturing unit to obtain captured image data. A frequency analysis is performed on partial image data corresponding to a specified area in the obtained captured image data, to obtain distance information on a distance between the specified area and the image capturing unit. Inclination information indicating a state of a relative inclination between the image capturing unit and the print image is obtained based on this distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki Omagari, Hiroyuki Sakai, Yuki Ishida, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210197941
    Abstract: A jet propelled boat includes a boat body, a hatch, a pair of front end movement restrictors spaced apart from each other in a right-left direction in a vicinity of a front end of the hatch so as to restrict movement of the front end with respect to the deck, a rear end lock provided in a vicinity of a rear end of the hatch so as to restrict upward movement of the rear end, and a pair of rear end movement restrictors provided on both sides of the rear end lock in the right-left direction so as to restrict horizontal movement of the rear end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yo AZUMA, Masaru SUZUKI, Tomohiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10992837
    Abstract: To make it possible to easily extract additional information from printed matter by using a built-in camera of a mobile terminal. An information processing apparatus that reads additional information by capturing printed matter in which the additional information is embedded by using a built-in camera, including: a control unit configured to acquire a first captured image obtained by capturing the printed matter under a first image capturing condition and a second captured image obtained by capturing the printed matter under a second image capturing condition different from the first image capturing condition; and an extraction unit configured to extract the additional information by analyzing the first captured image and the second captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuru Uratani, Hiroyuki Sakai, Yuki Ishida, Yuki Omagari, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210024315
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10901599
    Abstract: A playback system includes a display device and an information terminal adapted to communicate with the display device. The information terminal includes a processor and a recording medium storing instructions which when executed by the processor cause the processor to perform a process including displaying a first group of identification information items of content data stored in the information terminal in a first viewing area of a display screen, and displaying a second group of identification information items of the content data selected according to a selecting operation performed on the first group of identification information items displayed in the first viewing area in a second viewing area of the display screen at different times. The display device is adapted to play back the content data corresponding to the selected identification information items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruomi Higashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10903017
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor that includes a plurality of capacitor elements each including an anode portion, a dielectric layer, and a cathode portion having a solid electrolyte layer and a current collector layer; a leading conductor layer; an insulating resin body; a first external electrode; and a second external electrode. The plurality of capacitor elements are stacked in layers, with mutually adjacent capacitor elements having their respective current collector layers connected to each other. The current collector layer of only the capacitor element adjacent to the leading conductor layer is connected to the leading conductor layer. The first external electrode is connected to the leading conductor layer at the first end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Demizu, Kenichi Oshiumi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Shinya Yoshida, Tadahisa Sano, Koji Fujimoto, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshinori Ueda, Shinji Otani
  • Publication number: 20200369049
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10829329
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200288096
    Abstract: An image capturing unit captures an image including an embedded image that is printed on the basis of image data in which at least a color component has been modulated according to additional information. An adjustment unit adjusts a white balance of the image captured by the image capturing unit on the basis of an adjustment value associated with the embedded image. A processing unit processes image data of the image captured by the image capturing unit whose white balance has been adjusted by the adjustment unit to read the additional information in the image captured by the image capturing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakai, Mitsuru Uratani, Yuki Ishida, Yuki Omagari, Tomohiro Suzuki