Patents by Inventor Yasunari Yoshida

Yasunari Yoshida 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: 10507673
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing programs executable by a controller that causes a print execution device to execute printing is provided. The print execution device includes: a print head provided with nozzles aligned in a sub scanning direction; a holding member which holds a part of a printing medium conveyed in the sub scanning direction; and a head driving device which causes the print head to execute a main scanning operation. The programs cause the controller to execute: a first acquiring process for acquiring first object data which represents a first object image to be printed on a first sticky note; a generating process for generating printing data for the print execution device to execute the printing of the first object image on the first sticky note by utilizing the first object data; and a supply process for supplying the printing data to the print execution device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10384465
    Abstract: When a corrected pixel value of a target pixel is within a first range and the target pixel is not a prohibited pixel, a first value indicating formation of a dot of a first type having a minimum size is determined as a pixel value of a print pixel corresponding to the target pixel. When the corrected pixel value is within a second range different from the first range and the target pixel is not the prohibited pixel, a second value indicating formation of a dot of a second type having a size greater than the dot of the first type is determined as the pixel value of the print pixel. When the corrected pixel value is within the first range and the target pixel is the prohibited pixel, a non-formation value indicating formation of no dots is determined as the pixel value of the print pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10374071
    Abstract: A heterojunction bipolar transistor includes a collector layer, a base layer, an emitter layer, and a semiconductor layer that are laminated in this order, wherein the emitter layer includes a first region having an upper surface on which the semiconductor layer is laminated, and a second region being adjacent to the first region and having an upper surface that is exposed, and the first and second regions of the emitter layer have higher doping concentrations in portions near the upper surfaces than in portions near an interface between the emitter layer and the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunari Umemoto, Shigeki Koya, Shigeru Yoshida, Isao Obu
  • Publication number: 20190228760
    Abstract: An information processing system according to an embodiment includes a conversationer, a storage, and a system-user conversationer. The conversationer performs conversation with a user by generating a speech. The storage stores conversation information indicating a conversation rule of the speech. The system-user conversationer converts the speech generated by the conversationer into a mode according to the user by using the conversion information stored in the storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki KANEKO, Yasunari TANAKA, Masahisa SHINOZAKI, Hisako YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10355114
    Abstract: An HBT includes a semiconductor substrate having first and second principal surfaces opposite each other; and a collector layer, a base layer, and an emitter layer stacked in this order on the first principal surface side of the semiconductor substrate. The collector layer includes a first semiconductor layer with metal particles dispersed therein, the metal particles each formed by a plurality of metal atoms bonded with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Obu, Yasunari Umemoto, Shigeru Yoshida, Masahiro Shibata
  • Publication number: 20190098177
    Abstract: In a data generating apparatus, a processor acquires offset information indicating a deviation in a colorant usage used by a specific print execution unit from a standard amount of usage. The standard amount of usage is a standard quantity concerning colorant used by print execution units. The processor controls the specific print execution unit to print a first patch image and generates first control data using first read data based on the first patch image. The processor generates corrected first control data using the offset information. The processor controls the specific print execution unit to print a second patch image using the corrected first control data and generates second control data using second read data based on the second patch image. The first and second control data is for common use in the printing processes performed on the print execution units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Yasunari YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 10205850
    Abstract: An image processor sets the dot value to a value for forming a dot in a case where the dot forming condition is satisfied; sets the dot value to a value for forming no dot in a case where the dot forming condition is not satisfied and the target pixel is not the edge pixel; sets the dot value to a value for forming a dot in a case where the dot forming condition is not satisfied and a particular condition is satisfied; and sets a distribution error value to a smaller value than another error value in a case where the dot forming condition is not satisfied and the particular condition is satisfied and thereby the dot value is set to the value for forming a dot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10189282
    Abstract: A printer performs a multi-pass printing including: (a) pass process executed with Ka number of nozzles; (c1) pass process executed with Kc1 number of nozzles; (c2) pass process executed with Kc2 number of nozzles; and (b) pass process executed with Kb number of nozzles. Kc1 and Kc2 are greater than or equal to Kb and smaller than Ka. An upstream gradient of dot recording rates of (c1) pass process is greater than a gradient of (a) pass process. A downstream gradient of (c1) pass process is the same as the gradient of (a) pass process. An upstream gradient of (c2)-pass process is the same as a gradient of (b) pass process. A downstream gradient of (c2)-pass process is greater than the gradient of the (a) pass process. Kc1 is greater than Kc2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10144214
    Abstract: In a control device, a controller is configured to perform: acquiring target image data; and controlling a printer to execute a first forming process forming dots on a first scanning range and a second forming process forming dots on a second scanning range. The first scanning range overlaps the second scanning range at an overlapping area. The overlapping area includes a first position corresponding to a first pixel and a second position corresponding to a second pixel. In a case where both a first pixel value and a second pixel value indicate forming a dot and the target image data satisfies a condition requiring that density in a region including the first pixel is equal to or more than a reference, the first forming process forms a dot at the first position and the second forming process forms a dot at both the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10137681
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a controller generates print data using target image data. The print data represents dot formation states classified for respective pixels. Each dot formation state is classified into a one of a plurality of dot types. The controller determines a dot type from a plurality of dot types including a first type dot and second type dot. The first type dot is formed by a first process for supplying a pressure applying section with a specific signal. The second type dot is formed by a second process that is not for supplying the pressure applying section with the specific signal. The first type dot is to be formed in an edge printing area. The first type dot is not to be formed but the second type dot is to be formed in an interior printing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10136028
    Abstract: In an error diffusion process, a control device determines a dot value of a target pixel by using a gradation value of the target pixel, and an error value. The control device determines distribution error value by comparing a gradation dependent value with a first evaluated density value indicating a density of a first dot. The control device determines the distribution error value by using the first evaluated density value when the dot value of the target pixel indicates formation of the first dot and when the gradation dependent value is smaller than or equal to the first evaluated density value. The control device determines the distribution error value by using a modified evaluated density value greater than the first evaluated density value when the dot value indicates formation of the first dot and when the gradation dependent value is greater than the first evaluated density value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10124601
    Abstract: An image processor performs: determining a dot value indicating a dot formation state, the determining including: in a case where a target pixel is not an edge pixel and a first dot forming condition is satisfied, setting the dot value to a value indicating forming a first dot; and in a case where a second dot forming condition is satisfied, setting the dot value to a value indicating forming a second dot; determining a distribution error value, the determining including: in the case where the target pixel is not the edge pixel and the first dot forming condition is satisfied, setting the distribution error value to a value corresponding to a density of the first dot; and in the case where the second dot forming condition is satisfied, setting the distribution error value to a smaller value than a value corresponding to a density of the second dot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180250953
    Abstract: When a corrected pixel value of a target pixel is within a first range and the target pixel is not a prohibited pixel, a first value indicating formation of a dot of a first type having a minimum size is determined as a pixel value of a print pixel corresponding to the target pixel. When the corrected pixel value is within a second range different from the first range and the target pixel is not the prohibited pixel, a second value indicating formation of a dot of a second type having a size greater than the dot of the first type is determined as the pixel value of the print pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Yasunari YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180170072
    Abstract: A printer performs a multi-pass printing including: (a) pass process executed with Ka number of nozzles; (c1) pass process executed with Kc1 number of nozzles; (c2) pass process executed with Kc2 number of nozzles; and (b) pass process executed with Kb number of nozzles. Kc1 and Kc2 are greater than or equal to Kb and smaller than Ka. An upstream gradient of dot recording rates of (c1) pass process is greater than a gradient of (a) pass process. A downstream gradient of (c1) pass process is the same as the gradient of (a) pass process. An upstream gradient of (c2)-pass process is the same as a gradient of (b) pass process. A downstream gradient of (c2)-pass process is greater than the gradient of the (a) pass process. Kc1 is greater than Kc2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9956792
    Abstract: A printer performs a multi-pass printing including: (a) pass process executed with Ka number of nozzles; (c1) pass process executed with Kc1 number of nozzles; (c2) pass process executed with Kc2 number of nozzles; and (b) pass process executed with Kb number of nozzles. Kc1 and Kc2 are greater than or equal to Kb and smaller than Ka. An upstream gradient of dot recording rates of (c1) pass process is greater than a gradient of (a) pass process. A downstream gradient of (c1) pass process is the same as the gradient of (a) pass process. An upstream gradient of (c2)-pass process is the same as a gradient of (b) pass process. A downstream gradient of (c2)-pass process is greater than the gradient of the (a) pass process. Kc1 is greater than Kc2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20180097969
    Abstract: In an error diffusion process, a control device determines a dot value of a target pixel by using a gradation value of the target pixel, and an error value. The control device determines distribution error value by comparing a gradation dependent value with a first evaluated density value indicating a density of a first dot. The control device determines the distribution error value by using the first evaluated density value when the dot value of the target pixel indicates formation of the first dot and when the gradation dependent value is smaller than or equal to the first evaluated density value. The control device determines the distribution error value by using a modified evaluated density value greater than the first evaluated density value when the dot value indicates formation of the first dot and when the gradation dependent value is greater than the first evaluated density value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180093472
    Abstract: In a control device, a controller is configured to perform: acquiring target image data; and controlling a printer to execute a first forming process forming dots on a first scanning range and a second forming process forming dots on a second scanning range. The first scanning range overlaps the second scanning range at an overlapping area. The overlapping area includes a first position corresponding to a first pixel and a second position corresponding to a second pixel. In a case where both a first pixel value and a second pixel value indicate forming a dot and the target image data satisfies a condition requiring that density in a region including the first pixel is equal to or more than a reference, the first forming process forms a dot at the first position and the second forming process forms a dot at both the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180079224
    Abstract: An image processor performs: determining a dot value indicating a dot formation state, the determining including: in a case where a target pixel is not an edge pixel and a first dot forming condition is satisfied, setting the dot value to a value indicating forming a first dot; and in a case where a second dot forming condition is satisfied, setting the dot value to a value indicating forming a second dot; determining a distribution error value, the determining including: in the case where the target pixel is not the edge pixel and the first dot forming condition is satisfied, setting the distribution error value to a value corresponding to a density of the first dot; and in the case where the second dot forming condition is satisfied, setting the distribution error value to a smaller value than a value corresponding to a density of the second dot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180084148
    Abstract: An image processor sets the dot value to a value for forming a dot in a case where the dot forming condition is satisfied; sets the dot value to a value for forming no dot in a case where the dot forming condition is not satisfied and the target pixel is not the edge pixel; sets the dot value to a value for forming a dot in a case where the dot forming condition is not satisfied and a particular condition is satisfied; and sets a distribution error value to a smaller value than another error value in a case where the dot forming condition is not satisfied and the particular condition is satisfied and thereby the dot value is set to the value for forming a dot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 9862211
    Abstract: A control device of a printing execution mechanism executing: first control processing including: conveying a sheet to a first position at which the sheet is held by an upstream holding member of the conveyance mechanism, is not held by a downstream holding member of the conveyance mechanism, and a downstream end of the sheet is located between the upstream and downstream holding members; and printing on a first surface of the sheet; and second control processing including: conveying the sheet to a second position at which the sheet is held by the upstream holding member, is not held by the downstream holding member, and the downstream end of the sheet is located at a more upstream side than the downstream end of the sheet located at the first position; and printing on a second surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunari Yoshida