Patents by Inventor Toshifumi Sakai

Toshifumi Sakai 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: 11068142
    Abstract: A display section is configured to be set in a folded position and an unfolded position. When the display section is in the folded position, a display controller causes the display section to display, within a first display area, a plurality of objects and specific images linked to an N number of objects out of the plurality of objects, the specific images being used to receive an operation. When the display section is in the unfolded position, the display section displays the plurality of objects within the first display area and simultaneously to display, within the second display area, specific images linked to an M number of objects out of the plurality of objects, M being larger than N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakanishi, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20210200401
    Abstract: A display device includes a display controller that causes a touch panel to scroll display a plurality of button images, wherein compared with the number of characters displayed in a plurality of button images in a first state being not scrolled, the display controller reduces the number of characters displayed in a plurality of the button images in a second state being scrolled by starting scroll from the first state. Thereby, it is possible to make the scroll speed higher than before.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi MINAMI, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Patent number: 11048382
    Abstract: A scanning system includes: a configurator configured to make a first setting corresponding to an image captured by a pre-scan the setting of a process accompanying scanning based on learning results acquired by machine learning using training data related to a setting of the process accompanying scanning that is applied to a scanned image; and an executor that executes the process accompanying scanning based on the first setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yo Kawano, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 10909361
    Abstract: An analysis section for performing a predetermined image analysis processing for each of a first image and a second image generated by a performance of duplex scan by a scanner section and a receipt processing apparatus for determining an image of a front of a receipt on the basis of an analysis result of the analysis section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masumi Yoshino, Yosuke Orisaka, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20210029259
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: a display unit configured to take a plurality of forms including a folded form in which the display unit is bent between a first display region and a second display region and an extended form in which the display unit is not bent between the first display region and the second display region; and a display control unit that controls display performed by the display unit. The display control unit causes a first image corresponding to an obverse side to be displayed in the first display region and causes a second image corresponding to a reverse side to be displayed in the second display region, when the display unit is in the folded form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi TAKEUCHI, Hiroyuki KURAMOTO, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200409517
    Abstract: When a page image is to be displayed, a display apparatus changes a display mode in which the page image is displayed on a display section according to both the orientation of the page image and the orientation of the display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki NAKANISHI, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200409539
    Abstract: A display section is configured to be set in a folded position and an unfolded position. When the display section is in the folded position, a display controller causes the display section to display, within a first display area, a plurality of objects and specific images linked to an N number of objects out of the plurality of objects, the specific images being used to receive an operation. When the display section is in the unfolded position, the display section displays the plurality of objects within the first display area and simultaneously to display, within the second display area, specific images linked to an M number of objects out of the plurality of objects, M being larger than N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroaki NAKANISHI, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200293138
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a controller that determines that the button is operated according to the second operation in which the operation tool leaves the button following the first operation in which the operation tool moves to the button being operated, and determines that the button is not operated according to the third operation in which the operation tool leaves the button following the first operation being operated. The controller makes a determination of the second operation and the third operation according to the operation description before the first operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Takeshi MINAMI, Yasutaka SHIBAGAKI, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200254771
    Abstract: Provided is a printer including an ink tank, a print head, a light source irradiating the ink tank with infrared light, a photoelectric conversion device detecting light incident from the ink tank in a period during which the light source emits light, a processing unit detecting an amount of ink based on an output of the photoelectric conversion device, and a window portion for visually recognizing ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro NETSU, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200195807
    Abstract: A method of producing a machine learning model includes collecting, as training data, data including an image of a document and a size of the document or a size of an actually copied output sheet from a copying apparatus that copies the document on the output sheet, and producing a model for determining whether or not a mark included in the image of the document is identifiable by a user on the document or the copied output sheet based on the training data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yo KAWANO, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10601103
    Abstract: Provided is a detailed configuration regarding a method of transmitting a driving force etc., of an antenna adjustable of an elevation-depression angle and an antenna circumferential angle. A weather radar antenna may include an antenna unit, a column, an elevation-depression-direction drive transmission shaft, and a circumferential-direction drive transmission shaft. The antenna unit may receive at least an electromagnetic wave. The column may support the antenna unit. The elevation-depression-direction drive transmission shaft may transmit a driving force of an elevation-depression-direction drive motor to the antenna. The circumferential-direction drive transmission shaft may transmit a driving force of a circumferential-direction drive motor to the antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiko Hataya, Koji Yano, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200034007
    Abstract: A scanning system includes: a configurator configured to make a first setting corresponding to an image captured by a pre-scan the setting of a process accompanying scanning based on learning results acquired by machine learning using training data related to a setting of the process accompanying scanning that is applied to a scanned image; and an executor that executes the process accompanying scanning based on the first setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Yo Kawano, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 10455107
    Abstract: Provided is a scanner having sixteen or fewer sensor chips capable of scanning an A4 document; an optical unit that reduces and focuses an image of an A4 document on the sensor chips; and a generator that synthesizes images of the A4 document read by the sensor chips, and generates image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Netsu, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 10447885
    Abstract: A scanner system including a generating unit configured to selectively execute either a first process of generating image data from a conveyed document conveyed by a conveyance device, synthesizing the scanned images, and generating image data, or a second process of generating image data from a placed document set on a scanning platen; the second process scanning by a method that, compared with the first process, is less affected by deviation of the document perpendicularly to the scanning platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Netsu, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20190244020
    Abstract: An analysis section for performing a predetermined image analysis processing for each of a first image and a second image generated by a performance of duplex scan by a scanner section and a receipt processing apparatus for determining an image of a front of a receipt on the basis of an analysis result of the analysis section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Masumi YOSHINO, Yosuke ORISAKA, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10315428
    Abstract: A printing device includes a printing unit that performs printing on a medium using liquid. A liquid container includes a liquid containing chamber, which is capable of containing the liquid supplied to the printing unit, and a liquid inlet, which allows the liquid containing chamber to be filled with the liquid. A shell accommodates the printing unit and a portion of the liquid container. The liquid container includes a projecting portion that projects out of the shell. A protection member covers the projecting portion. The protection member projects out of the shell in a direction that is the same as a direction in which the liquid container projects out of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Munehide Kanaya, Eiko Yanagida, Toshifumi Sakai, Nobuhisa Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10158766
    Abstract: Provided is a scanner having: multiple sensor chips; an optical unit that focuses an image of an A4 document on eighteen or more sensor chips; and a generator that synthesizes images of the A4 document read by the sensor chips, and generates image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Netsu, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 10097721
    Abstract: A scanner reads a document using a sensor group and includes an optical member. When a scanning resolution in a main scanning direction is D, and a resolution of the sensor group is S, the optical member causes the sensor group to image light from the document magnified by a magnification ratio n, where n is greater than or equal to D/S and is greater than 1. The sensor group includes a plurality of sensor portions that are arrayed in L rows in a sub-scanning direction, and L is greater than or equal to n and is an integer of 3 or more. Each of the sensor portions reads a magnified image that is magnified by the magnification ratio n at each corresponding position in the main scanning direction of the document and that is guided by the optical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Netsu, Toshifumi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20180281432
    Abstract: A printing device includes a printing unit that performs printing on a medium using liquid, a liquid container that includes a liquid containing chamber capable of containing the liquid supplied to the printing unit, and a liquid receiving portion that includes an inner end opening, which opens in the liquid containing chamber, and an outer end opening, which is located at an opposite side of the inner end opening, the liquid containing chamber is able to receive the liquid through the liquid receiving portion. The liquid container includes an opening formation wall portion that is provided with the inner end opening. The outer end opening has a dimension in one direction that is greater than or equal to a width of the opening formation wall portion in the one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Munehide KANAYA, Eiko YANAGIDA, Nobuhisa NOMOTO, Toshifumi SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20180244054
    Abstract: A printing device includes a printing unit that performs printing on a medium using liquid. A liquid container includes a liquid containing chamber, which is capable of containing the liquid supplied to the printing unit, and a liquid inlet, which allows the liquid containing chamber to be filled with the liquid. A shell accommodates the printing unit and a portion of the liquid container. The liquid container includes a projecting portion that projects out of the shell. A protection member covers the projecting portion. The protection member projects out of the shell in a direction that is the same as a direction in which the liquid container projects out of the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Munehide KANAYA, Eiko YANAGIDA, Toshifumi SAKAI, Nobuhisa NOMOTO