Patents by Inventor Tsuneyuki Sasaki

Tsuneyuki Sasaki 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: 11383535
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes an endless transporting belt stretched over a plurality of rollers and configured to rotate while supporting a medium, by a support face that is a surface on an opposite side from a contact surface with the roller, to transport the medium in a transport direction, and a liquid ejecting unit configured to eject liquid onto the medium supported by the support face, wherein the transporting belt is formed without a coupling portion at which end portions of the transporting belt are coupled to each other along a width direction that intersects with a circumferential direction of the transporting belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kaneko, Seijun Horie, Tsuneyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11376870
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting device that includes an endless transporting belt that is stretched over a plurality of rollers and transports a medium in a transport direction by rotating while supporting the medium at a support surface that is a surface on an opposite side from a contact surface with the rollers, and a liquid ejecting unit that ejects a liquid onto the medium supported by the support surface. At the contact surface, recesses and protrusions are regularly formed in the circumferential direction of the transporting belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kaneko, Seijun Horie, Tsuneyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11338594
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus includes a transporting belt having an endless shape stretched over a plurality of rollers and configured to rotate while supporting a medium by a support face being a face on an opposite side from a contact face with the roller, to transport the medium in a transport direction, a liquid discharging unit configured to discharge a liquid onto the medium supported by the support face, and a drying section configured to dry, from a side of the contact face, the liquid adhering to the contact face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kaneko, Seijun Horie, Tsuneyuki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220138520
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquisition unit acquiring image data and ink data, the image data being obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric before the printing process is performed, the ink data indicating a type of the ink, a storage unit storing derivation data for deriving a recommended parameter for at least one of the pre-processing device and the post-processing device, and a control unit deriving, based on the derivation data, the recommended parameter from the image data and the ink data, wherein the derivation data includes first data and second data, the first data being configured to define a learned model learned by machine learning, the learned model being configured to, when the image data is input, output fabric data indicating a feature value of the fabric, the second data indicating a correspondence relationship between the fabric data and the ink data, and the recommended parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220134779
    Abstract: An information processing device processes information related to a printing process performed by an inkjet device drawing an image onto a fabric and at least one of a pre-processing device performing pre-processing on the fabric before an image is drawn and a post-processing device performing post-processing on the fabric after an image is drawn, the information processing device including an acquisition unit acquiring image data and original image data, the image data being obtained by digitizing a printed fabric as an image, the original image data being original data of an image drawn on the fabric; a storage unit storing derivation data for deriving, based on the image data and the original image data, a recommended parameter for at least one of the pre-processing device and the post-processing device; and a control unit deriving, based on the derivation data, the recommended parameter from the image data and the original image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220134775
    Abstract: An information processing device processes information related to a printing process performed by an inkjet device drawing an image onto a fabric and at least one of a pre-processing device performing pre-processing on the fabric before an image is drawn and a post-processing device performing post-processing on the fabric after an image is drawn, the information processing device including an acquisition unit acquiring image data and original image data, the image data being obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric on which the printing process is performed, the original image data being original data of the image drawn on the fabric, a transmission unit transmitting, to a server, the image data and the original image data, and a reception unit receiving, from the server, an image quality parameter obtained by quantifying, by the server, image quality of the image data with respect to the original image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220134774
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquisition unit acquiring image data and status data, a transmission unit transmitting, to a server, the image data and the status data, a reception unit receiving, from the server, first data generated by the server based on the image data and the status data, a storage unit storing the first data received by the reception unit and second data, and a control unit, wherein the first data is data defining a learned model learned by machine learning, the learned model being configured to, when the image data and the status data are input, output fabric data indicating a feature value of the fabric, the second data indicates a correspondence relationship between the fabric data and a recommended parameter, and the control unit derives, based on the first data and the second data, the recommended parameter from the image data and the status data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20220134773
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquisition unit acquiring pre-printing image data that is obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric before the printing process is performed and at least one of pre-drawing image data that is obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric after the pre-processing is performed and before the image is drawn and post-drawing image data that is obtained by digitizing, as an image, the fabric before the post-processing is performed and after the image is drawn, a storage unit storing derivation data indicating a correspondence relationship between the pre-printing image data, the pre-drawing image data or the post-drawing image data, and a recommended parameter for at least one of the pre-processing device and the post-processing device, and a control unit deriving, based on the derivation data, the recommended parameter from the pre-printing image data, the pre-drawing image data or the post-drawing image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11318761
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting system includes an environmental information acquiring unit that acquires, as environmental information at least one of a temperature and a humidity, an ejecting unit that ejects a liquid onto a medium, a drying unit that dries the medium onto which the liquid is ejected by the ejecting unit, a control unit that controls the ejecting unit and the drying unit, and a storage unit that stores setting information. The control unit acquires drying information corresponding to medium type information and ejection amount information acquired as a liquid ejection condition and the environmental information acquired by the environmental information acquiring unit, based on the setting information stored in the storage unit, and performs drying control that controls the drying unit, based on the acquired drying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Asamoto, Takehito Washizawa, Tsuneyuki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20220118775
    Abstract: A recording device includes: a transport unit configured to transport a medium along a transport path, a recording unit configured to perform recording on the medium transported, a wrinkle forming mechanism configured to form wrinkles on a portion of the medium on the transport path before recording is performed, a detection unit configured to detect a state of the wrinkles, and a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured to calculate a rigidity characteristic of the medium based on detection data of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroki AOKI, Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11279149
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus includes a transporting belt having an endless shape stretched over a plurality of rollers and configured to rotate while supporting a medium, to transport the medium in a transport direction, a liquid discharging unit configured to discharge a liquid onto the medium, and a flat plate portion for supporting the transporting belt from a side of a contact face with the roller. the flat plate portion includes an edge extending from one end of the transporting belt to the other end of the transporting belt along an extending direction intersecting the transport direction, the edge being formed by a transporting belt support face for supporting the transporting belt and a face facing upstream in a rotation direction of the transporting belt when transporting the medium in the transport direction. the edge is disposed to abut against the transporting belt along the extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kaneko, Seijun Horie, Tsuneyuki Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220063274
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting device. An alternating current electric field generation unit includes a first electrode and a second electrode disposed adjacent to each other, a high-frequency voltage generation unit configured to generate a high-frequency voltage to the first electrode and the second electrode, and a conductor configured to electrically couple the first electrode and the second electrode to the high-frequency voltage generation unit. The carriage on which a liquid ejecting head is mounted is configured to reciprocate. The first electrode and the second electrode are mounted on the carriage so as to face a support portion. A surface of the support portion facing the liquid ejecting head, the first electrode, and the second electrode is constituted by an insulating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuneyuki SASAKI, Tadashi AIZAWA, Katsuya ASAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220063269
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting device. An alternating current electric field generation unit includes a first electrode and a second electrode disposed adjacent to each other, a high-frequency voltage generation unit configured to generate a high-frequency voltage to the first electrode and the second electrode, and a conductor configured to electrically couple the first electrode and the second electrode to the high-frequency voltage generation unit. Based on a result detected by a detection unit configured to detect a change in an alternating current electric field generated from the alternating current electric field generation unit, a control unit is configured to stop generation of the high-frequency voltage from the high-frequency voltage generation unit to the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tadashi AIZAWA, Tsuneyuki SASAKI, Katsuya ASAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11260675
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus is provided that includes a transport unit configured to transport a medium, a discharge unit configured to discharge a liquid onto the medium, a housing including therein the discharge unit, a humidifying unit configured to humidify an interior of the housing, and a humidity detection unit configured to detect a humidity. When the humidity detection unit detected a humidity less than a lower limit value (one example of a first predetermined value) (positive determination in step S12), the interior of the housing is humidified by the humidifying unit during transport by the transport unit or during discharge by the discharge unit (step S16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Asamoto, Tsuneyuki Sasaki, Takehito Washizawa
  • Publication number: 20220055365
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting device. An alternating current electric field generation unit includes a first electrode and a second electrode disposed adjacent to each other, a high-frequency voltage generation unit configured to generate a high-frequency voltage to the first electrode and the second electrode, and a conductor configured to electrically couple the first electrode and the second electrode to the high-frequency voltage generation unit. The first electrode and the second electrode face the support portion and are disposed downstream of the liquid ejecting head in a transport direction of the medium. A surface of the support portion facing the liquid ejecting head, the first electrode, and the second electrode is constituted by an insulating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuneyuki SASAKI, Tadashi AIZAWA, Katsuya ASAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220055379
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting device. An alternating current electric field generation unit includes a first electrode and a second electrode disposed adjacent to each other, a high-frequency voltage generation unit configured to generate a high-frequency voltage to the first electrode and the second electrode, and a conductor configured to electrically couple the first electrode and the second electrode to the high-frequency voltage generation unit. The first electrode and the second electrode are disposed upstream of a liquid ejecting head in a transport direction of a medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuneyuki SASAKI, Tadashi AIZAWA, Katsuya ASAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11235571
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus is provided that includes a discharge unit configured to discharge a liquid onto a medium, a support portion configured to support a portion of the medium, the liquid being discharged from the discharge unit onto the portion of the medium, a housing including therein the discharge unit, a humidity detection unit configured to detect a humidity, and a display control unit configured to display an indication prompting adjustment of a temperature or humidity when the humidity detection unit detects a humidity less than a lower limit value, and configured to display an indication prompting adjustment of a temperature or humidity when the humidity detection unit detects a humidity exceeding an upper limit value greater than the lower limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Asamoto, Tsuneyuki Sasaki, Takehito Washizawa
  • Patent number: 11225094
    Abstract: A liquid discharging apparatus is provided capable of preventing liquid from being discharged onto a medium to which any foreign substances adhere. A printing apparatus (10) (liquid discharging apparatus) includes a holding member (21) configured to hold a roll body (R1) on which a medium (M) is wound, a transport unit (40) configured to transport the medium (M) fed from the roll body (R1) held by the holding member (21) along a transport path (FP), a discharging unit (61) configured to discharge liquid onto the medium (M) transported by the transport unit (40), and a vibration unit (34) configured to apply vibration to the medium (M) being transported from the holding member (21) to the transport unit (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuneyuki Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210243310
    Abstract: A detection device includes an electrostatic capacitance sensor including an electrode pair and being configured to detect electrostatic capacitance of a medium brought into contact with the electrode pair, and a first ultrasonic wave sensor including a first transmission unit configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave and a first reception unit configured to receive an ultrasonic wave transmitted from the first transmission unit. The transmission unit and the reception unit are positioned to sandwich the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Tsuneyuki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20210237444
    Abstract: A processing device includes a first light source and a second light source configured to emit light having a peak wavelength from 900 nm to 2,100 nm, a first light receiving portion, a second light receiving portion, and a processing portion configured to subject a medium to processing of increasing or reducing an amount of moisture contained in the medium. the first light source and the first light receiving portion are positioned upstream of the processing portion in a transport direction of the medium, the first light source irradiates, with light, the medium, the first light receiving portion receives light reflected by the medium, the second light source and the second light receiving portion are positioned downstream of the processing portion in the transport direction, the second light source irradiates, with light, the medium, and the second light receiving portion receives light reflected by the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Tsuneyuki SASAKI