Patents by Inventor Yasuhiko Ikeda

Yasuhiko Ikeda 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: 8851770
    Abstract: A control unit includes a memory storing correction data obtained by associating information acquired by a first acquisition unit (rotary encoder) with information acquired by a second acquisition unit (direct sensor) with respect to, at least one rotation of a conveying roller. When a plurality of images are sequentially printed on a first surface and a second surface of a continuous sheet, the control unit reads the correction data corresponding to the rotation information acquired by the first acquisition unit from the memory and corrects at least one of driving control of a print head and driving control of the roller. The correction data used in printing on the first surface of the sheet is different from that used in printing on the second surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ikeda, Masahito Yoshida, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Kenji Shigeno, Toshiki Takeuchi, Masato Izumi, Ryosuke Sato, Kengo Nieda
  • Patent number: 8757755
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an image forming apparatus including a supply unit configured to supply a sheet, a recording unit configured to perform recording by discharging a plurality of colors of inks onto the sheet, a reading unit configured to read out an image of the sheet, a drying unit configured to dry the sheet on which recording is provided by the recording unit, and a control unit configured to perform control so as to record an inspection pattern onto the sheet by the recording unit and so as to read out the inspection pattern of the sheet by the reading unit after the sheet on which the inspection pattern is recorded passes through the drying unit in order to acquire inspection data of the inspection pattern of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akimitsu Hoshi, Yoshiaki Murayama, Yasuhiko Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8746997
    Abstract: A method includes pulling out and conveying a sheet having splice portions, acquiring information relating to a position of an indentation on the sheet formed in addition to a splice portion, and performing processing on the sheet but a position corresponding to the acquired position of the indentation and its vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiki Takeuchi, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Kengo Nieda, Masahito Yoshida, Masato Izumi, Kenji Shigeno, Ryosuke Sato
  • Patent number: 8746875
    Abstract: A printer has a base, first and second side members placed on opposite side portions of a base with respect to a first direction, at least one roller for transporting a sheet in a second direction intersecting the first direction, a print unit and a platen, the roller, the print unit and the platen being held with the first side member and the second side member. The first side member and the second side member are formed by a molded first resin material and the base is formed by a molded second resin material, and a bending elastic modulus of the first resin material is larger than that of the second resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruo Uchida, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Hiroyuki Saito, Kenji Shigeno, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Takaaki Ishida
  • Patent number: 8554127
    Abstract: In a first step, a sheet is conveyed in a direction, whereby a leading end portion of the sheet is fed to a position between a decurl roller and a decurl pinch roller, which are in positions spaced apart from each other. In a second step, the leading end portion of the sheet is curved and held by causing the decurl pinch roller to come close to or press against the decurl roller. In a third step, the leading end portion of the sheet is withdrawn from between the decurl roller and the decurl pinch roller by conveying the sheet in a direction opposed to the conveying direction. After executing the first to third steps, the sheet is conveyed in the conveying direction through the first step while the sheet is curved by the decurl roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahito Yoshida, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Kenji Shigeno, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Toshiki Takeuchi, Masato Izumi, Kengo Nieda, Ryosuke Sato
  • Patent number: 8540360
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing duplex printing having a sheet feeding unit, a printing unit, a cutter unit, a drying unit, and a reverse unit. In the duplex printing, the printing unit prints a plurality of images on a first surface of a sheet fed from the sheet feeding unit. The sheet is a continuous sheet. The sheet printed on the first surface passes through the drying unit and is led to the reverse unit. The reverse unit feeds the reversed sheet to the printing unit and the printing unit prints a plurality of images on a second surface that is a back of the first surface of the sheet fed from the reverse unit. The cutter unit cuts the sheet printed on the second surface into a plurality of cut sheets each having the image printed thereon. The cut sheets pass through the drying unit and are ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Nitta, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Masahito Yoshida, Kota Uchida
  • Publication number: 20130242020
    Abstract: A printer has a base, first and second side members placed on opposite side portions of a base with respect to a first direction, at least one roller for transporting a sheet in a second direction intersecting the first direction, a print unit and a platen, the roller, the print unit and the platen being held with the first side member and the second side member. The first side member and the second side member are formed by a molded first resin material and the base is formed by a molded second resin material, and a bending elastic modulus of the first resin material is larger than that of the second resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruo Uchida, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Hiroyuki Saito, Kenji Shigeno, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Takaaki Ishida
  • Patent number: 8534827
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an image forming apparatus including a supply unit configured to supply a sheet, a recording unit configured to perform recording by discharging a plurality of colors of inks onto the sheet, a reading unit configured to read out an image of the sheet, a drying unit configured to dry the sheet on which recording is provided by the recording unit, and a control unit configured to perform control so as to record an inspection pattern onto the sheet by the recording unit and so as to readout the inspection pattern of the sheet by the reading unit after the sheet on which the inspection pattern is recorded passes through the drying unit in order to acquire inspection data of the inspection pattern of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akimitsu Hoshi, Yoshiaki Murayama, Yasuhiko Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8523305
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a printing unit which is disposed in a housing and configured to form an image on a sheet, an lid attached to the housing by a hinge mechanism, and a camera which is attached to the lid and configured to read an image on a document while the lid is open, wherein the sheet having the image formed by the printing unit is discharged on the lid, and when the lid is opened, the camera can read the document which is placed at a reading position below the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Saito, Masaaki Ishibashi, Daijirou Nagasaki, Tetsuhiro Nitta, Hiroshi Ogushi, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Shigeyuki Sugiyama, Haruyuki Yanagi, Takeji Niikura
  • Patent number: 8485630
    Abstract: A device includes a conveying roller configured to convey a recording medium, a follower roller configured to press the recording medium against the conveying roller, a detector configured to detect a direction of skew of the conveyed recording medium, and a changer configured to change a state of contact between the recording medium and the conveying roller in accordance with a result of the detection by the detector such that a length of a portion of the conveying roller that is in contact with the recording medium in a conveyance direction is larger on a side toward which the recording medium is skewed than on an opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichiro Kawaguchi, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Toshiki Takeuchi, Kengo Nieda, Masahito Yoshida, Masato Izumi, Kenji Shigeno, Ryosuke Sato, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Takaaki Ishida
  • Patent number: 8469506
    Abstract: A printer has a pair of a right side member (8) and a left side member (9) placed on opposite side portions of a base (53), rollers including a transport roller (3), a carriage chassis (12), a platen (2) and a feed unit. The right side member and the left side member are formed by molding a resin material. The roller, the carriage chassis, the platen and the feed unit are positioned and held with the pair of the right side member and the left side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruo Uchida, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Hiroyuki Saito, Kenji Shigeno, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Takaaki Ishida
  • Patent number: 8456714
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printing section, a flatbed scanner section configured to read an original on a reading surface, and a moving mechanism configured to change the angle of the reading surface relative to an installation plane on which the apparatus is installed. The scanner section is capable of performing reading in each of a first mode where the angle of the reading surface is a first angle (vertical) and a second mode where the angle of the reading surface is a second angle (horizontal) different from the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ikeda, Haruyuki Yanagi, Masaaki Ishibashi, Kenichi Nishimura, Sakiko Takizawa, Naofumi Sekine, Hiroshi Ogushi, Takeji Niikura, Tetsuya Saito, Tetsuhiro Nitta, Shigeyuki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8408827
    Abstract: A method includes pulling out and conveying a sheet having splice portions, acquiring information relating to a position of an indentation on the sheet formed in addition to a splice portion, and performing processing on the sheet but a position corresponding to the acquired position of the indentation and its vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiki Takeuchi, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Kengo Nieda, Masahito Yoshida, Masato Izumi, Kenji Shigeno, Ryosuke Sato
  • Patent number: 8393705
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a line-type recording head including a plurality of recording elements formed thereon, a holding unit configured to hold a sheet, a conveyance mechanism configured to convey the sheet held by the holding unit to a position of recording by the recording head, a shift mechanism capable of relatively shifting a position of the sheet in a sheet width direction with respect to the recording head while the sheet is fed from the holding unit to the recording position, and a control unit configured to control the conveyance mechanism and the shift mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Shigeno, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Masahito Yoshida, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Toshiki Takeuchi, Masato Izumi, Ryosuke Sato, Kengo Nieda
  • Publication number: 20130010043
    Abstract: In a first step, a sheet is conveyed in a direction, whereby a leading end portion of the sheet is fed to a position between a decurl roller and a decurl pinch roller, which are in positions spaced apart from each other. In a second step, the leading end portion of the sheet is curved and held by causing the decurl pinch roller to come close to or press against the decurl roller. In a third step, the leading end portion of the sheet is withdrawn from between the decurl roller and the decurl pinch roller by conveying the sheet in a direction opposed to the conveying direction. After executing the first to third steps, the sheet is conveyed in the conveying direction through the first step while the sheet is curved by the decurl roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahito Yoshida, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Kenji Shigeno, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Toshiki Takeuchi, Masato Izumi, Kengo Nieda, Ryosuke Sato
  • Patent number: 8297731
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a carriage, ink containers mounted in the carriage and including respective light emitters, a driving unit for moving the ink tanks, a light receiver receiving light from the light emitters, a light control unit controlling lighting the light emitter of a predetermined ink container, and a determining unit for determining whether the predetermined ink container is mounted at a correct position, based on the light emitted from the light emitter of the predetermined ink container at positions. When the driving unit does not move the carriage to a position where at least one of the ink containers is facing the light receiver, the determining unit determines whether the at least one of the ink containers is mounted at the correct position, based on the light received from the light emitters at a position adjacent to the facing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Ochiai, Akira Kuribayashi, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Mitsuyuki Fujibayashi, Kenji Kitabatake
  • Patent number: 8295758
    Abstract: In a first step, a sheet is conveyed in a direction, whereby a leading end portion of the sheet is fed to a position between a decurl roller and a decurl pinch roller, which are in positions spaced apart from each other. In a second step, the leading end portion of the sheet is curved and held by causing the decurl pinch roller to come close to or press against the decurl roller. In a third step, the leading end portion of the sheet is withdrawn from between the decurl roller and the decurl pinch roller by conveying the sheet in a direction opposed to the conveying direction. After executing the first to third steps, the sheet is conveyed in the conveying direction through the first step while the sheet is curved by the decurl roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahito Yoshida, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Kenji Shigeno, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Toshiki Takeuchi, Masato Izumi, Kengo Nieda, Ryosuke Sato
  • Patent number: 8282206
    Abstract: A display unit includes a slide mechanism slidable in a lateral or vertical direction to a housing. A maintenance opening formed in the housing can be covered and uncovered. When the opening is uncovered, a user can access at least apart of a print section in the housing from the opening and perform maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruyuki Yanagi, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Hiroshi Ogushi, Tetsuya Saito, Takeji Niikura, Masaaki Ishibashi, Kenichi Nishimura, Tetsuhiro Nitta, Shigeyuki Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20120081425
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a carriage, ink containers mounted in the carriage and including respective light emitters, a driving unit for moving the ink tanks, a light receiver receiving light from the light emitters, a light control unit controlling lighting the light emitter of a predetermined ink container, and a determining unit for determining whether the predetermined ink container is mounted at a correct position, based on the light emitted from the light emitter of the predetermined ink container at positions. When the driving unit does not move the carriage to a position where at least one of the ink containers is facing the light receiver, the determining unit determines whether the at least one of the ink containers is mounted at the correct position, based on the light received from the light emitters at a position adjacent to the facing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Ochiai, Akira Kuribayashi, Yasuhiko Ikeda, Mitsuyuki Fujibayashi, Kenji Kitabatake
  • Publication number: 20110280642
    Abstract: A control unit includes a memory storing correction data obtained by associating information acquired by a first acquisition unit (rotary encoder) with information acquired by a second acquisition unit (direct sensor) with respect to, at least one rotation of a conveying roller. When a plurality of images are sequentially printed on a first surface and a second surface of a continuous sheet, the control unit reads the correction data corresponding to the rotation information acquired by the first acquisition unit from the memory and corrects at least one of driving control of a print head and driving control of the roller. The correction data used in printing on the first surface of the sheet is different from that used in printing on the second surface of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Ikeda, Masahito Yoshida, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Kenji Shigeno, Toshiki Takeuchi, Masato Izumi, Ryosuke Sato, Kengo Nieda