Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Kubo

Tomoyuki Kubo 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: 10752010
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a liquid ejector, a resin-made liquid container, a resin-made reference container, a first electrode pair, and a second electrode pair. The liquid ejector is configured to eject liquid. The liquid container defines a space storing liquid to be supplied to the liquid ejector. The liquid container is configured such that a remaining amount of liquid therein changes due to an ejection operation of liquid by the liquid ejector. The reference container defines a space in which no liquid flows to the liquid ejector or from the liquid ejector. The first electrode pair is provided to correspond to the liquid container. The second electrode pair is provided to correspond to the reference container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobumasa Tanaka, Tomoyuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 10662257
    Abstract: Nanofiber that keep crystallinity are obtained from a cellulose material under light load. The nanofiber are obtained by treating a material containing cellulose with 4% by mass or more and 9% by mass or less of an aqueous alkali metal hydroxide solution to produce alkali cellulose, reacting the alkali cellulose with carbon disulfide to give cellulose xanthate, and defibrating the cellulose xanthate. Then, the xanthate is treated with acid or heat to be regenerated into cellulose nanofiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: RENGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Kubo, Tomoyuki Nakatsubo, Kenichi Ito, Hirokuni Tajima
  • Patent number: 10522297
    Abstract: A power storage device has a power storage element and an electrolytic solution. The power storage element includes an anode body, a cathode body opposed to the anode body, and a separator interposed between the anode body and the cathode body. The separator includes a separator base material and a conductive polymer deposited on the separator base material. The power storage element is impregnated with the electrolytic solution. The separator has a first surface layer, which includes a first surface opposed to the anode body, and a second surface layer, which includes a second surface opposed to the cathode body. An amount of the conductive polymer deposited in a first separator half body, which is a part from a center of the separator to the first surface, is greater than an amount of the conductive polymer deposited in a second separator half body, which is a part from the center of the separator to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kubo, Masayuki Takahashi, Yukihiro Shimasaki, Tomoyuki Tashiro, Tatsuji Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20190309257
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a cell locating plate, including: a step of laminating a structural layer over a plane of a base material, the structural layer being a layer that is formed of a cell non-adhesive material and in which a plurality of holes are formed; a step of coating a coating liquid in the holes and over the plane of the base material exposed through the holes; and a step of discharging a cell suspension onto the plane coated with the coating liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Aratani, Chihiro Kubo, Hidekazu Yaginuma, Naoki Satoh
  • Patent number: 10431392
    Abstract: An electrical storage device includes an electrical storage element and an electrolytic solution. The electrical storage element is formed of an anode body, a cathode body facing the anode body, and a separator interposed between the anode body and the cathode body. The separator includes a separator substrate and a conductive polymer adhering to the separator substrate. The electrical storage element is impregnated with the electrolytic solution. The separator includes a first surface layer having a first surface facing the anode body and a second surface layer having a second surface facing the cathode body. The first surface layer includes a first region that is not provided with the conductive polymer, and the second surface layer includes a second region provided with the conductive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kubo, Masayuki Takahashi, Yukihiro Shimasaki, Tomoyuki Tashiro, Tatsuji Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20190284524
    Abstract: Provided is a cell tissue producing method including: a cell adhesive portion forming step of forming a cell adhesive portion formed of a cell adhesive material and having a predetermined shape at a predetermined position over a substrate having a cell non-adhesive surface; and a cell locating step of discharging a cell suspension containing at least cells and a cell drying inhibitor onto the cell adhesive portion in the form of a liquid droplet to locate the cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hidekazu YAGINUMA, Naoki SATOH, Tomoyuki ARATANI, Chihiro KUBO, Daisuke TAKAGI, Momoko SHIONOIRI, Natsuko IWASHITA
  • Publication number: 20190184705
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a liquid ejector, a resin-made liquid container, a resin-made reference container, a first electrode pair, and a second electrode pair. The liquid ejector is configured to eject liquid. The liquid container defines a space storing liquid to be supplied to the liquid ejector. The liquid container is configured such that a remaining amount of liquid therein changes due to an ejection operation of liquid by the liquid ejector. The reference container defines a space in which no liquid flows to the liquid ejector or from the liquid ejector. The first electrode pair is provided to correspond to the liquid container. The second electrode pair is provided to correspond to the reference container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Nobumasa TANAKA, Tomoyuki KUBO
  • Patent number: 9542792
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus includes: a plurality of storing units 52 configured to store a banknote; a transport unit 18 configured to transport the banknote having been put into a machine body 2 to each of the storing units 52; a recognition unit 40 disposed at the transport unit 18 and configured to read out a serial number of the banknote having been put into the machine body 2; and a control unit 70 configured to control the transport unit 18. The control unit 70 controls the transport unit 18 such that the banknote whose serial number has been read out by the recognition unit 40 and the banknote whose serial number has not been read out by the recognition unit 40 are stored into different storing units 52.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubo, Kazuki Ishino, Hirofumi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9403359
    Abstract: A liquid ejection device includes a liquid ejection head including a surface formed with nozzles arranged in a first direction, a head moving unit reciprocating the liquid ejection head along a line parallel to the surface and perpendicular to the first direction, a conveyor portion conveying the recording medium in the first direction, and a corrugate mechanism disposed upstream or downstream of the liquid ejection head in the first direction and forming the recording medium in a predetermined corrugated shape. A controller determines an ejection timing for ejecting liquid from ones of the nozzles appropriate to a corrugated shape formed in the recording medium while the liquid ejection head is moved, a memory that stores ejection timing information, and a gap sensor that moves with the liquid ejection head to determine a gap between the recording medium and the liquid ejection surface in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kato, Tomoyuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 9269210
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus includes: a plurality of storing units 52 configured to store a banknote; a transport unit 18 configured to transport the banknote having been put into a machine body 2 to each of the storing units 52; a recognition unit 40 disposed at the transport unit 18 and configured to read out a serial number of the banknote having been put into the machine body 2; and a control unit 70 configured to control the transport unit 18. The control unit 70 controls the transport unit 18 such that the banknote whose serial number has been read out by the recognition unit 40 and the banknote whose serial number has not been read out by the recognition unit 40 are stored into different storing units 52.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubo, Kazuki Ishino, Hirofumi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9211709
    Abstract: A liquid droplet jetting apparatus configured to jet liquid droplets, includes: a channel structure; an energy applying device including a plurality of first contact points; a wiring board arranged to face the surface of the energy applying device and connected to the energy applying device. The wiring board includes second contact points electrically connected to the first contact points, respectively and signal wiring lines connected to the second contact points, respectively. Further, the liquid droplet jetting apparatus includes a sealing material arranged, between the wiring board and the energy applying device, to surround at least a part of an area in which the first and second contact points are arranged, and a recess-protrusion portion formed in an area, of the wiring board, which is positioned between the sealing material and the second contact points, and which is other than an area in which the second contact points are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Yamashita, Tomoyuki Kubo, Yasuhiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20150273823
    Abstract: A liquid ejection device includes a liquid ejection head including a surface formed with nozzles arranged in a first direction, a head moving unit reciprocating the liquid ejection head along a line parallel to the surface and perpendicular to the first direction, a conveyor portion conveying the recording medium in the first direction, and a corrugate mechanism disposed upstream or downstream of the liquid ejection head in the first direction and forming the recording medium in a predetermined corrugated shape. A controller determines an ejection timing for ejecting liquid from ones of the nozzles appropriate to a corrugated shape formed in the recording medium while the liquid ejection head is moved, a memory that stores ejection timing information, and a gap sensor that moves with the liquid ejection head to determine a gap between the recording medium and the liquid ejection surface in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kato, Tomoyuki Kubo
  • Publication number: 20150057795
    Abstract: A banknote handling apparatus includes: a plurality of storing units 52 configured to store a banknote; a transport unit 18 configured to transport the banknote having been put into a machine body 2 to each of the storing units 52; a recognition unit 40 disposed at the transport unit 18 and configured to read out a serial number of the banknote having been put into the machine body 2; and a control unit 70 configured to control the transport unit 18. The control unit 70 controls the transport unit 18 such that the banknote whose serial number has been read out by the recognition unit 40 and the banknote whose serial number has not been read out by the recognition unit 40 are stored into different storing units 52.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubo, Kazuki Ishino, Hirofumi Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20140340444
    Abstract: A printer controls a suction pump such that a difference in a discharge amount of an ink and a flow speed of the ink discharged from each nozzle is small between a complete purge in which all ink supply portions connected to a second head communicate with an atmosphere, and a suction purge is performed simultaneously for the nozzles of all types of the second head, and a partial purge in which a communication of a part of the ink supply portions with the atmosphere is blocked by a dummy cartridge, and the suction purge is performed only for the nozzles corresponding to the ink supply portions of which the communication with the atmosphere is not blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubo, Hisaki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8888237
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid jetting apparatus including: a liquid jetting head configured to jet liquid; a liquid discharge unit configured to discharge the liquid from the liquid jetting head; a waste liquid recover unit including a waste liquid absorber configured to absorb a waste liquid discharged from the liquid jetting head by the liquid discharge unit and detection electrodes configured to detect a waste liquid amount absorbed into the waste liquid absorber; and a vibration generating source configured to vibrate the waste liquid absorber in a vibration direction, wherein the detection electrodes are disposed to make contact with an end surface defining the waste liquid absorber, and a normal direction of the end surface intersects with the vibration direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kondo, Shuhei Hiwada, Masato Sueyasu, Yasuhiro Kato, Reiko Higashikawa, Tomoyuki Kubo, Toru Yamashita, Shigeru Suzuki, Hiroto Sugahara, Masayoshi Hayashi, Tatsuya Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8851633
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus including: a head having: nozzles arranged in a nozzle-row direction; and ejection-energy applying portions; a drive IC for driving the ejection-energy applying portions; a control circuit board for controlling the drive IC; a wiring member on which the drive IC is mounted; and a support member for supporting the wiring member. The wiring member extends toward the control circuit board from a connection portion thereof connected to the ejection-energy applying portions, the wiring member having a first wiring portion extending in a first direction intersecting the nozzle-row direction and a second wiring portion extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The support member supports at least one of the first wiring portion and the second wiring portion, the at least one being located between the ejection-energy applying portions and the control circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubo, Atsushi Ito, Yusuke Suzuki, Yasuo Kato
  • Patent number: 8804170
    Abstract: In a printing system, a print data generating unit generates first print data of an original image that includes a bar code storing a disposing position and a particular sub-image. The particular sub-image is disposed at the disposing position when the original image is read and processed. A first printing unit prints the original image on a first recording medium based on the first print data. A controller controls a reading unit to read the original image printed on the first recording medium and to retrieve the disposing position and the particular sub-image from the bar code. The controller generates second print data of a processed image in which the retrieved particular sub-image is disposed at the retrieved disposing position. The controller controls the second printing unit to print the processed image on a second recording medium based on the second print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Takata, Tomoyuki Kubo, Yoshinori Yokoe, Hiroto Sugahara
  • Patent number: 8789917
    Abstract: A printer controls a suction pump such that a difference in a discharge amount of an ink and a flow speed of the ink discharged from each nozzle is small between a complete purge in which all ink supply portions connected to a second head communicate with an atmosphere, and a suction purge is performed simultaneously for the nozzles of all types of the second head, and a partial purge in which a communication of a part of the ink supply portions with the atmosphere is blocked by a dummy cartridge, and the suction purge is performed only for the nozzles corresponding to the ink supply portions of which the communication with the atmosphere is not blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubo, Hisaki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8702214
    Abstract: A liquid cartridge detachably loadable in a cartridge loading section of a liquid supplying device is provided. The liquid cartridge includes: a main body defining therewithin a liquid accommodation chamber storing liquid therein, the liquid accommodation chamber having a light-transmission portion transmitting light therethrough; a moving member disposed within the liquid accommodation chamber and configured to move in accordance with an amount of the liquid; a light-emitting element configured to emit light and move in conjunction with the movement of the moving member; and a light outlet configured to irradiate the light emitted from the light-emitting element toward outside of the main body via the light-transmission portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubo, Hiroto Sugahara, Masayuki Takata
  • Patent number: D871269
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamoto Ito, Tomoyuki Okamoto, Katsuhiro Kubo