Patents by Inventor Tsutomu Kato

Tsutomu Kato 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: 10919382
    Abstract: A rotary type extension/retraction device includes a body member, a movement member, a spring member, a protrusion and a cam groove. The cam groove has a first fitting groove configured to hold the movement member in a state protruding from a cylindrical part of the body member, a second fitting groove configured to hold the movement member in a state pulled in the cylindrical part, a first guide groove configured to guide the protrusion from the first fitting groove to the second fitting groove, and a second guide groove configured to guide the protrusion from the second fitting groove to the first fitting groove. The first fitting groove, the first guide groove, the second fitting groove and the second guide groove are arranged circumferentially along an inner periphery of the cylindrical part in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kato, Noboru Niikura
  • Patent number: 10909729
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to generate a first calculated image and a second calculated image through calculation using data obtained through an imaging in which magnetic resonance signals used for deriving a tissue quantitative value are acquired, wherein a signal value of a tissue other than a suppression-target tissue which is a target to be suppressed is low on the second calculated image as compared to the first calculated image. The processing circuitry is configured to generate a difference image between the first calculated image and second calculated image so as to generate an image on which a signal value of a tissue with a long relaxation time is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao Yui, Ryo Shiroishi, Tsutomu Kato
  • Publication number: 20200406648
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10766284
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes: a cassette casing; and a tape roll that is a roll of a tape extending in a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction. The tape includes: a subject surface exposed in a thickness direction; and a first image provided on the subject surface and indicating first information. The tape roll has: a first end portion located at an inner portion of the tape roll in a radial direction of the tape roll; and a second end portion located at an outer portion of the tape roll in the radial direction. The first information relates to an amount of a portion of the tape which is located on a first-end-portion-side of a reference position in the lengthwise direction. The reference position is located on the first-end-portion-side of the first image in the lengthwise direction on the tape at a particular distance from the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Murayama, Haruki Matsumoto, Tsutomu Kato, Kohei Terada, Yukiko Takami, Harumitsu Inoue
  • Patent number: 10744802
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Patent number: 10737519
    Abstract: A ribbon cassette includes a case, an ink ribbon, a first spool, a second spool, a rotating member, a clutch spring, and an engaging part. The ink ribbon has one end portion wound over the first spool and another end portion connected to the second spool. The rotating member is engaged with a first inner surface of the first spool. The clutch spring includes a coil like annular part attached to the rotating member, and an extension part extending from the annular part. The engaging part is positioned on a locus of rotation of the extension part. The first spool has a protrusion provided at a second inner surface of the first spool. The case-hole is in communication with an interior of the first spool, and has a portion overlapped with an entire circular region surrounded by a path of rotation of the tip end of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisako Tonishi, Tsutomu Kato, Susumu Murata, Akiko Kodama
  • Patent number: 10717311
    Abstract: A medium includes a base layer and a separation layer stacked on each other. Regions are defined along a first direction. The regions include: a first region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is stickable; a second region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is non-stickable; and a third region in which a portion of the medium which is in contact with the separation layer is at least partly stickable. Four first vertexes of a first imaginary trapezoid shape which are located on an outer shape of the first region and four second vertexes of a second imaginary trapezoid shape which are located on an outer shape of the third region are symmetric with respect to an axis parallel with a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Harumitsu Inoue, Yukiko Takami, Tsutomu Kato, Takaaki Banno, Haruki Matsumoto, Kentaro Murayama, Yukihiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20200180332
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10625527
    Abstract: A tape includes a sheet and an elongated label that includes first portions and second portions. A second-side end portion of a first-side second portion is connected to a first-side end portion of one first portion, and a first-side end portion of a second-side second portion is connected to a second-side end portion of the one first portion. The one first portion has a first length in a tape widthwise direction. Each of the first-side second portion and the second-side second portion has a second length in the widthwise direction of the tape and a third length in a tape longitudinal direction. The second length is greater than the first length. The one first portion has a fourth length in the tape longitudinal direction which is greater than or equal to a specific length and less than a sum of the specific length and the third length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Banno, Harumitsu Inoue, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Tsutomu Kato, Kentaro Murayama
  • Patent number: 10618325
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Patent number: 10569584
    Abstract: A tape roll is housed inside a cassette case. A first rotation body is provided on a first direction side of the tape roll and is positioned on a second direction side of a winding center of the tape roll. A first opening is provided on the second direction side of the first rotation body. An ink ribbon roll is provided on the second direction side of the first opening. A second rotation body is provided on the first direction side and the second direction side of a winding center of the ink ribbon roll. A first regulating part is provided on a fourth direction side of a predetermined path and is positioned on the fourth direction side of a first virtual line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shimako Nakai, Khairul Fatasha Mohd, Tsutomu Kato
  • Publication number: 20190184819
    Abstract: A rotary type extension/retraction device includes a body member, a movement member, a spring member, a protrusion and a cam groove. The cam groove has a first fitting groove configured to hold the movement member in a state protruding from a cylindrical part of the body member, a second fitting groove configured to hold the movement member in a state pulled in the cylindrical part, a first guide groove configured to guide the protrusion from the first fitting groove to the second fitting groove, and a second guide groove configured to guide the protrusion from the second fitting groove to the first fitting groove. The first fitting groove, the first guide groove, the second fitting groove and the second guide groove are arranged circumferentially along an inner periphery of the cylindrical part in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu KATO, Noboru NIlKURA
  • Patent number: 10315442
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium stores a program for: obtaining first to fourth positional information and first and second image information from a storage, displaying a first image indicated by the obtained first image information and a second image indicated by the obtained second image information; receiving selection of one of the first image and the second image displayed on a display, based on an operation of an operation device; and when selection of the first image is received, transmitting information including the first positional information and the second positional information, as cutting-position information indicating cutting positions in a tape, and when selection of the second image is received, transmitting information including the third positional information and the fourth positional information as the cutting-position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Banno, Harumitsu Inoue, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Tsutomu Kato, Kentaro Murayama
  • Publication number: 20190105931
    Abstract: A ribbon cassette includes a case, an ink ribbon, a first spool, a second spool, a rotating member, a clutch spring, and an engaging part. The ink ribbon has one end portion wound over the first spool and another end portion connected to the second spool. The rotating member is engaged with a first inner surface of the first spool. The clutch spring includes a coil like annular part attached to the rotating member, and an extension part extending from the annular part. The engaging part is positioned on a locus of rotation of the extension part. The first spool has a protrusion provided at a second inner surface of the first spool. The case-hole is in communication with an interior of the first spool, and has a portion overlapped with an entire circular region surrounded by a path of rotation of the tip end of the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Hisako Tonishi, Tsutomu Kato, Susumu Murata, Akiko Kodama
  • Publication number: 20190084323
    Abstract: A tape cassette includes: a cassette casing; and a tape roll that is a roll of a tape extending in a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction. The tape includes: a subject surface exposed in a thickness direction; and a first image provided on the subject surface and indicating first information. The tape roll has: a first end portion located at an inner portion of the tape roll in a radial direction of the tape roll; and a second end portion located at an outer portion of the tape roll in the radial direction. The first information relates to an amount of a portion of the tape which is located on a first-end-portion-side of a reference position in the lengthwise direction. The reference position is located on the first-end-portion-side of the first image in the lengthwise direction on the tape at a particular distance from the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro MURAYAMA, Haruki MATSUMOTO, Tsutomu KATO, Kohei TERADA, Yukiko TAKAMI, Harumitsu INOUE
  • Patent number: 10234794
    Abstract: A roller member includes a cored bar, an elastic layer, and a non-conductive member. The elastic layer is disposed on an outer circumferential face of the cored bar. The cored bar has a projecting portion projecting beyond a range in which the elastic layer is disposed, toward an axial end of the cored bar. The non-conductive member is made of a non-conductive material. The non-conductive member is disposed on the projecting portion. The non-conductive member bites into an end face of an axial end of the elastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Imai, Tsutomu Kato, Katsuhito Haruno, Osamu Ichihashi, Takahiro Konishi
  • Publication number: 20190047304
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Koshiro YAMAGUCHI, Tsutomu KATO, Masato KATO, Yasuhiro lRIYAMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA, Teruo lMAMAKI, Akira SAGO, Tsuyoshi NAGAE, Takashi HORIUCHI, Tomohiko SUGINO, Kengo NODA
  • Patent number: 10201993
    Abstract: A tape cassette that includes a box-shaped cassette case whose outline being defined by a bottom wall, a top wall, and a side wall and including a plurality of corner portions, at least one tape contained within a tape containment area defined within the outline, a pair of cavities extending from the bottom wall and being provided between the tape containment area and the outline at opposite ends of a diagonal line connecting one of the corner portions to another of the corner portions, and a side face indicator portion provided in the side wall, indicating a type of the tape, and including a plurality of indicator portions disposed in a pattern in accordance with the type of the tape, each of the indicator portions being one of a switch hole and a surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Kato, Masato Kato, Yasuhiro Iriyama, Yasuhiro Shibata, Teruo Imamaki, Akira Sago, Tsuyoshi Nagae, Takashi Horiuchi, Tomohiko Sugino, Kengo Noda
  • Patent number: D865863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Banno, Tsutomu Kato, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Harumitsu Inoue, Shimako Nakai
  • Patent number: D865864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Banno, Tsutomu Kato, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukiko Takami, Harumitsu Inoue, Shimako Nakai