Patents by Inventor Toshio Amano

Toshio Amano 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: 7550714
    Abstract: An image reader (A) includes a conductive case (1), a substrate (3) and a plurality of light receiving elements. The image reader (A) further includes a first electrode (10) formed at the case (1) and a second electrode (11) formed on the substrate (3). The case (1) is formed with an accommodation recess (1g), in which a conductive contact member (20) is provided. The conductive contact member (20) is held in contact with the first electrode (10) and the second electrode (11) to electrically connect the two electrodes to each other while separating the first electrode (10) and the second electrode (11) from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Amano
  • Publication number: 20080121783
    Abstract: An image reader (A) includes a conductive case (1), a substrate (3) and a plurality of light receiving elements. The image reader (A) further includes a first electrode (10) formed at the case (1) and a second electrode (11) formed on the substrate (3). The case (1) is formed with an accommodation recess (1g), in which a conductive contact member (20) is provided. The conductive contact member (20) is held in contact with the first electrode (10) and the second electrode (11) to electrically connect the two electrodes to each other while separating the first electrode (10) and the second electrode (11) from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: ROHM CO.,LTD
    Inventor: Toshio Amano
  • Patent number: 6747567
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus wherein a remote control signal received via a filter is decoded and, upon deciding that the control signal is a power cutoff instruction, a controlling microcomputer outputs a filter control signal for actuating the filter to place the apparatus in a reception standby mode while the microcomputer itself is also set in its low power state, hence preventing a malfunction that some noise derived from external light of a fluorescent lamp or the like is recognized erroneously as a remote control signal and that the apparatus is shifted in error from the low power state to its wake-up mode. Consequently, the power consumption can be reduced in the standby mode. The remote control signal consists of a fixed-width pulse and a succeeding control code, and upon detection of the fixed-width pulse, the controlling microcomputer is released from the low power state to wake up and then halts the operation of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Amano, Kenichi Konuma, Toshihisa Ueki
  • Publication number: 20020123677
    Abstract: To provide a portable blood glucose determination apparatus and a determination method for either invasive or non-invasive measurement of glucose concentration in blood by optical observation excelling in measuring accuracy and reproducibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Applicant: BOIS Labs. Inc.
    Inventors: Keizaburo Miki, Toshio Amano, Sadayori Hoshina
  • Patent number: 6390597
    Abstract: An inkjet printer comprises an inkjet printing head. The printing head has a reduced width in a main scanning direction, is compact, and assures improved printing quality. In the printing head, a head base plate has ink channels and nozzle rows. The ink channels and nozzles are in communication with pressure chambers. The nozzle rows are arranged in an inclined manner along a sub-scanning direction, and are arranged with spaces wider than a printing width in the sub-scanning direction. Different colors of ink are supplied to the ink channels so as to print images in colors such as yellow (Y), magenta (M), cyan (C) or black (BK).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Fujimoto, Toshio Amano
  • Publication number: 20020030603
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus wherein a remote control signal received via a filter is decoded and, upon decision that the control signal is a power cutoff instruction, a controlling microcomputer outputs a filter control signal for actuating the filter to place the apparatus in a reception standby mode while the microcomputer itself is also set in its low power state, hence preventing a malfunction that some noise derived from external light of a fluorescent lamp or the like is recognized erroneously as a remote control signal and that the apparatus is shifted in error from the low power state to its wake-up mode. Consequently, the power consumption can be reduced in the standby mode. The remote control signal is composed of a fixed-width pulse and a succeeding control code, and upon detection of the fixed-width pulse, the controlling microcomputer is released from the low power state to wake up and then halts the operation of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Toshio Amano, Kenichi Konuma, Toshihisa Ueki
  • Patent number: 6338550
    Abstract: An inkjet printing head which is capable of being assembled efficiently and easily. In the inkjet printing head, a main frame has a hollow portion for receiving a flexible cable therein, and a sub-frame has a rimmed window for receiving a flexible member. The main frame and sub-frame are combined such that the flexible cable and flexible member are sandwiched therebetween. The hollow portion of the main frame, the flexible cable and the rimmed window of the sub-frame have the same shape so that these members can be reliably positioned with respect to one another. Electrodes on the flexible cable are pressed, with a uniform pressure, to piezoelectric elements of a head assembly attached to the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Rohm, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Amano, Hisayoshi Fujimoto, Yasushi Ema, Yasuhisa Fujii, Nobuhisa Ishida
  • Patent number: 6074038
    Abstract: A nozzle arrangement structure in an ink jet print head. A plurality of pressure chambers are arranged in circular form, and a plurality of nozzles receive an ink supply from the corresponding pressure chambers and are arranged in an zig zag arrangement to obtain a small interval between the dots. Two straight lines concerning the zig zag arrangement are inclined against a printing direction and a direction perpendicular to the printing direction. When an ink discharge from the nozzles is controlled, preprocessing of serial data is carried out by hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsaku Takada, Hisayoshi Fujimoto, Nobuhisa Ishida, Yasushi Ema, Toshio Amano, Akihiro Shimokata
  • Patent number: 6027208
    Abstract: An ink jet printhead is provided which includes a head body. The head body includes a passage forming panel formed with a plurality of grooved ink passages each communicating with a discharge port, and a vibration plate laminated on the passage forming panel to face the ink passages. The vibration plate is provided with a plurality of ink inlet ports for introducing ink into the ink passages. Therefore, an ink cartridge may be connected from behind the head body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Rohm Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Amano
  • Patent number: 6004613
    Abstract: A process for preparing a tofu which comprises heat treating "go", or soy milk separated from it, wherein the heat treating is performed under the following conditions (A) and (B):(A) raising a temperature of the "go" or the soy milk from 60.degree. C. to 90.degree. C. within 150 seconds or less; and then(B) heat treating the "go" or the soy milk at a temperature of 90 to 105.degree. C.; to obtain soy milk derived from the "go", or the soy milk, having the following properties:viscosity of the derived soy milk at 20.degree. C. after the heat treating is within 110 cp or less; andBrix of the derived soy milk after the heat treating is 9 to 15%,and then coagulating the soy milk derived from the "go" or the soy milk separated from it, by adding a coagulant to prepare the tofu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: House Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Amano, Shigeru Murao, Miwa Nishida, Kurumi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 5988800
    Abstract: An ink jet printing head which both realizes a higher density and prevents a failure in ink jetting and deterioration in the printing quality. A photosensitive glass substrate which allows anisotropic etching is provided with a multiplicity of individual ink passages each having a narrow width and a large depth formed in an array by anisotropic etching in such a manner that each extends from the rear end of the glass substrate to the forward end thereof. A diaphragm is attached to the surface of the glass plate on which the individual ink passages are formed in such a manner as to cover all the individual ink passages. A common electrode is provided on the diaphragm, and individual piezoelectric elements are fixed to the common electrode at the portions corresponding to the individual ink passages. Individual electrodes are provided on the respective individual piezoelectric elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ema, Hisayoshi Fujimoto, Nobuhisa Ishida, Toshio Amano, Akihiro Shimokata, Shinsaku Takada
  • Patent number: 5882127
    Abstract: A card printer includes a card supply mechanism (20) for forwardly feeding cards one after another from a stack thereof held by a card stocker (21), a card carrier table (20) having an upper surface for supporting each of the cards fed from the card supply mechanism (20). The card carrier table is reciprocatively movable forwardly and rearwardly. The card printer further includes a printhead (90') located above the card carrier table (60). The printhead selectively assumes a position contacting each card on the card carrier table (60) via an ink ribbon (R) and a position upwardly spaced from the card. The card printer further includes a card discharge mechanism (120) for picking up a printed card from the card carrier table (60) moved to a forward position and for discharging the printed card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Rohm Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Amano
  • Patent number: 5859421
    Abstract: An image sensor has a case, a glass cover attached to its upper surface, a head plate carrying a plurality of image sensor chips, a plurality of light-emitting elements for illuminating a document placed on the glass cover and a rod lens array for focusing the reflected light from the document on the image sensor chips, and a light-conducting member which is placed inside the case for effectively directing the light from the light-emitting elements to a specified area of the glass cover. The upper surface of the rod lens array at both its ends is compressed by compressing members formed at both end parts of the light-conducting member. The rod lens array is inserted from above into a holder having a groove formed inside the case. The holder may have protrusions formed for engaging with an edge on the upper surface of the rod lens array approximately in the middle in the longitudinal direction for easy attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Onishi, Toshio Amano
  • Patent number: 5777637
    Abstract: A nozzle arrangement structure in an ink jet print head. A plurality of pressure chambers are arranged in circular form, and a plurality of nozzles receive an ink supply from the corresponding pressure chambers and are arranged in an zig zag arrangement to obtain a small interval between the dots. Two straight lines concerning the zig zag arrangement are inclined against a printing direction and a direction perpendicular to the printing direction. When an ink discharge from the nozzles is controlled, preprocessing of serial data is carried out by hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsaku Takada, Hisayoshi Fujimoto, Nobuhisa Ishida, Yasushi Ema, Toshio Amano, Akihiro Shimokata
  • Patent number: 5701659
    Abstract: A thin film thermal printhead is provided which comprises a head substrate having a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge, a glaze layer formed on a surface of the head substrate, a patterned resistor layer formed as a thin film on the glaze layer to provide a strip of heating dots extending along the first longitudinal edge of the head substrate, and a patterned conductor layer formed on the resistor layer for selectively supplying power to the heating dots. The glaze layer extends from the first longitudinal edge toward the second longitudinal edge of the head substrate, and has a normal flat surface portion and a rounded marginal surface portion continuous with the normal flat surface. The rounded marginal surface portion extends along the first longitudinal edge of the head substrate and progressively approaches the head substrate toward the first longitudinal edge. The heating dots strip is located at least partially at the rounded marginal surface portion of the glaze layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Amano
  • Patent number: 5637126
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing an ink jet print head which both realizes a higher density and prevents a failure in ink jetting and deterioration in the printing quality. A multiplicity of individual ink passages, each having an narrow width and a large depth, are formed in an array by anisotropic etching a photosensitive glass substrate. A diaphragm is attached to the surface of the glass substrate so as to cover the individual ink passages. A common electrode is provided on the diaphragm, and individual piezoelectric elements are fixed to the common electrode at the portions corresponding to the individual ink passages. Individual electrodes are provided on the respective individual piezoelectric elements. A voltage applied to the common electrode and an individual electrode causes a portion of the diaphragm to corresponding to the individual electrode to be bend and deformed. The ink storing capacity of the corresponding individual ink passage is reduced and some of the ink is forced out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ema, Hisayoshi Fujimoto, Nobuhisa Ishida, Toshio Amano, Akihiro Shimokata, Shinsaku Takada
  • Patent number: 5585865
    Abstract: A television receiver for receiving a television broadcast signal and tuning in a desired channel to receive a television signal on which a broadcast program of a predetermined genre is broadcast, and that performs the steps of entering a first genre code of a desired program, extracting a second genre code included in the television broadcast signal, making a comparison between the first genre code and the second genre code for all receivable channels, and, if a program corresponding to the first genre code is being broadcast in a plurality of channels, tuning in a channel having a past record of highest frequency of reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Amano, Ai Hattori
  • Patent number: 5552813
    Abstract: A nozzle arrangement structure in an ink jet print head. A plurality of pressure chambers are arranged in circular form, and a plurality of nozzles receive an ink supply from the corresponding pressure chambers and are arranged in an zig zag arrangement to obtain a small interval between the dots. Two straight lines concerning the zig zag arrangement are inclined against a printing direction and a direction perpendicular to the printing direction. When an ink discharge from the nozzles is controlled, preprocessing of serial data is carried out by hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsaku Takada, Hisayoshi Fujimoto, Nobuhisa Ishida, Yasushi Ema, Toshio Amano, Akihiro Shimokata
  • Patent number: 5541630
    Abstract: An inkjet print head and inkjet printer can stabilize the characteristic of ink discharge and improve the quality of printing by providing a vibrating plate, a part of which is vibrated by deforming a piezoelectric element corresponding to a pressure chamber without transmission of the vibration to any other vibrating plate part corresponding to another pressure chamber. The inkjet print head and inkjet printer can prevent any floating in the grounding electrode. In the inkjet print head and inkjet printer, furthermore, the characteristic of ink droplet discharge can be stabilized by reducing and equalizing the distance between the grounding electrode and each of the piezoelectric element electrode. A head unit is mounted on a base which includes a support for supporting the parts of the vibrating plate corresponding to the respective nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ema, Hisayoshi Fujimoto, Toshio Amano
  • Patent number: 5516218
    Abstract: A card printer is provided which comprises a printhead, a carrier table reciprocatively movable along a movable path in facing relation to the printhead, a drive mechanism for reciprocating the carrier table, a card transfer mechanism for successively feeding each of cards onto the carrier table, and a positioning assembly for appropriately positioning the card on the carrier table. The positioning assembly comprises a pair of stopper pins which is retractably projectable from the carrier table for stopping engagement with the leading edge of the card, and a cam mechanism for causing the stopper pins to project from the carrier table when the carrier table assumes a standby position for receiving the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Amano, Hisayoshi Fujimoto