Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Kinoshita

Yoshiaki Kinoshita 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).

  • Publication number: 20190233232
    Abstract: A print device includes: a first opening via which a print medium is to be inserted or ejected; a second opening via which the print medium is to be ejected; a transport roller that transports the print medium; a housing that contains a transport route; a first sensor that detects presence of the print medium; and a second sensor that detects the presence of the print medium on an upstream side of the first sensor; and a processor. When a command designates the print medium to be ejected to the outside via the second opening and a length of the print medium determined from the detection states of the first and the second sensors is shorter than or equal to a predetermined length, the processor ejects the print medium to the outside via the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki KINOSHITA, Azusa Kitahara
  • Patent number: 10328889
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant protection device has an airbag main body that is formed as a single integrated bag body that covers a head portion of a vehicle occupant and includes a forward-inflating portion housed in a headrest or in a seat back of a vehicle seat, and which inflates and deploys when supplied with gas, and which inflates on a seat front side of the head portion, and a pair of left and right side-inflating portions which inflate on seat side portions of the head portion. This vehicle occupant protection device also has a sub-bag portion that is provided in at least one of the forward-inflating portion and the side-inflating portions, and that, when an internal pressure inside the airbag main body reaches a predetermined value or greater, inflates after receiving an inflow of gas from at least one of the forward-inflating portion and the side-inflating portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Sugie, Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Matsumura, Kosuke Sakakibara, Misato Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10322691
    Abstract: A passenger protecting device including: an airbag device including an airbag that receives a supply of gas from an inflator and is inflated and expanded, by a front expanding portion that includes a front inflating portion to be inflated and expanded at a seat front side of the head portion and at least one of a chest portion and shoulder portions of the passenger, and a pair of left and right lateral expanding portions that include lateral inflating portions that are connected to the front expanding portion and are inflated and expanded at sides of the head portion of the passenger; and a position changing device that changes an inflated and expanded position of the airbag in a seat transverse direction, in accordance with a direction of collision of a collision body with respect to the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanobu Ohmi, Seiji Yamamoto, Kosuke Sakakibara, Kazuki Sugie, Misato Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 9576211
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors are suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. When the magnetic ink character 101 one character before the target character to which a magnetic recognition process is applied is not recognized, the character recognition unit 80 of a check reader 1 detects a different peak in a specific range before and after the position of the peak detected as the first peak of the one preceding magnetic ink character 101 in the signal waveform data, extracts character waveform data for the one preceding magnetic ink character 101 from the signal waveform data based on the position of the detected different peak, and applies the magnetic recognition process to the extracted character waveform data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9262700
    Abstract: An image processing device for detecting a large number of missing dots. The image processing device comprises a print data image acquisition unit that acquires a print data image; an inkjet printer unit that prints on the back of a check; a back CIS unit that scans the back of the printed check; a print area extraction unit that extracts a print area R from the scanned image of the back of the check as an extracted image; and a missing dot detection unit determines if there are missing dots based on the print data image and the extracted image extracted by the print area extraction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Tanikawa, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Atsushi Natsuno
  • Patent number: 9208368
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors are suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. A character recognition unit 80 calculates the difference between the reference waveform data of each character in a character set and the character waveform data of a read magnetic ink character 101, and defines the characters with the smallest differences to the read character as first and second candidate characters. If scaling the reference waveforms of the first and second candidate characters creates waveforms that are similar with a smaller difference therebetween than before scaling, and the ratio between the difference B between the waveform of the second candidate and the read character, and the difference A between the waveform of the first candidate and the read character, is greater than or equal to a specific value, the character recognition unit scales and adjusts the reference waveforms to recognize the magnetic ink character 101.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9189671
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved when recognizing magnetic ink characters. The character recognition unit of a check reader scales and adjusts the waveform of the reference waveform data for each magnetic ink character referenced to a scaling point set in each character, recognizes the read magnetic ink character based on the difference between the reference waveform data after adjustment and the character waveform data, and when there are three peaks exceeding a specific level in the reference waveform data, sets two scaling points F1, F2 in the waveform of the reference waveform data and scales the waveform of the reference waveform data referenced to the two scaling points F1, F2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9189696
    Abstract: A recording device and a control method for a recording device improve the accuracy of reading MICR information while also shortening the time required for recording media processing. A dot impact printer 10 has a magnetic head 34 that magnetically reads MICR information recorded on a recording medium S, a recording head 18 that is mounted on a different carriage than the magnetic head 34 and records images on the recording medium S, and a back scanner 112 that optically reads MICR information recorded on the recording medium S, disposed sequentially to the transportation path P of the recording medium S. When reading the MICR information by means of the magnetic head 34 does not succeed, the recording medium S is conveyed to the back scanner 112, the MICR information is read by the back scanner 112, the reading results are compared, and the MICR information is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Imae, Masashi Fujikawa, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Morimichi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9129175
    Abstract: The character recognition unit 80 detects a first peak P1 in acquired signal waveform data, extracts character waveform data in the area of one magnetic ink character 101 in a MICR line 100 based on the position of the first peak P1, and acquires a recognition string by applying a magnetic recognition process to the character waveform data and recognizing the magnetic ink characters 101. When the first peak P1 in the character waveform data of a target character located at an end of the recognition string is within a specific range from an end of the character waveform data and a space is beside the target character, and when a space is on both sides of the target character in the recognition string, the character recognition unit 80 determines if the target character is noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9047530
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. The character recognition unit 80 of a check reader 1 recognizes a magnetic ink character 101 by performing magnetic recognition based on comparing reference waveform data with character waveform data acquired by reading the magnetic ink character 101 with a magnetic head 54, and optical recognition based on comparing reference image data with image data acquired by reading the magnetic ink character 101 with a front contact image sensor 52; selects a plurality of candidates for the magnetic ink character 101 by magnetic recognition; and when plural candidates are characters with mutually similar character waveform data, determines that the one plural candidate character that matches the character recognized by optical recognition with reliability exceeding a specific threshold is the magnetic ink character 101.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Atsushi Natsuno
  • Patent number: 9042633
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved while suppressing the processing time. The character recognition unit 80 of a check reader 1 uses two sets of reference waveform data, data for printing method 1 and data for printing method 2, in combination with modifying the reference waveform data in two ways, sliding the reference waveform data or scaling the reference waveform data according to variation in the line width of the magnetic ink character 101, to execute four candidate selection processes. If the same character is selected as a candidate by the first three of the four selection process combinations, the remaining one of the four processes is limited to using the reference waveform data for the selected candidate character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9031309
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors are suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. A character recognition unit calculates a total difference by calculating the total of the differences between the character waveform data and the reference waveform data for each magnetic ink character within the area of one character; calculates a partial difference by summing the differences between character waveform data and reference waveform data in a target area, which is the area corresponding to a stroke that is 2 mesh or more wide in the area of one character; executing a correction process that reduces the value of the partial difference; and recognizing the candidate character as the magnetic ink character that was read when the total difference after the correction process is less than or equal to a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20150125062
    Abstract: A recording device and a control method for a recording device improve the accuracy of reading MICR information while also shortening the time required for recording media processing. A dot impact printer 10 has a magnetic head 34 that magnetically reads MICR information recorded on a recording medium S, a recording head 18 that is mounted on a different carriage than the magnetic head 34 and records images on the recording medium S, and a back scanner 112 that optically reads MICR information recorded on the recording medium S, disposed sequentially to the transportation path P of the recording medium S. When reading the MICR information by means of the magnetic head 34 does not succeed, the recording medium S is conveyed to the back scanner 112, the MICR information is read by the back scanner 112, the reading results are compared, and the MICR information is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Toshihiro IMAE, Masashi FUJIKAWA, Yoshiaki KINOSHITA, Morimichi MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 8953867
    Abstract: A recording device and a control method for a recording device improve the accuracy of reading MICR information while also shortening the time required for recording media processing. A dot impact printer 10 has a magnetic head 34 that magnetically reads MICR information recorded on a recording medium S, a recording head 18 that is mounted on a different carriage than the magnetic head 34 and records images on the recording medium S, and a back scanner 112 that optically reads MICR information recorded on the recording medium S, disposed sequentially to the transportation path P of the recording medium S. When reading the MICR information by means of the magnetic head 34 does not succeed, the recording medium S is conveyed to the back scanner 112, the MICR information is read by the back scanner 112, the reading results are compared, and the MICR information is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Imae, Masashi Fujikawa, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Morimichi Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20140355906
    Abstract: A first object cluster is generated by laying out a greatest number of objects along an arraying direction such that the objects do not exceed the length of one side of the imposition area which is set, based on the profile shape of the objects. A greatest number of first object clusters are placed along a direction of another side, extending across the one side, of the imposition area such that the first object clusters do not exceed the length of the other side, based on the shape of the first object cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi KURANOSHITA, Eiji TERAUE, Yoshiaki KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20140294248
    Abstract: An image processing device for detecting a large number of missing dots. The image processing device comprises a print data image acquisition unit that acquires a print data image; an inkjet printer unit that prints on the back of a check; a back CIS unit that scans the back of the printed check; a print area extraction unit that extracts a print area R from the scanned image of the back of the check as an extracted image; and a missing dot detection unit determines if there are missing dots based on the print data image and the extracted image extracted by the print area extraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Tanikawa, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Atsushi Natsuno
  • Publication number: 20140023263
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. The character recognition unit 80 of a check reader 1 recognizes a magnetic ink character 101 by performing magnetic recognition based on comparing reference waveform data with character waveform data acquired by reading the magnetic ink character 101 with a magnetic head 54, and optical recognition based on comparing reference image data with image data acquired by reading the magnetic ink character 101 with a front contact image sensor 52; selects a plurality of candidates for the magnetic ink character 101 by magnetic recognition; and when plural candidates are characters with mutually similar character waveform data, determines that the one plural candidate character that matches the character recognized by optical recognition with reliability exceeding a specific threshold is the magnetic ink character 101.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki KINOSHITA, Atsushi NATSUNO
  • Publication number: 20140023262
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved while suppressing the processing time. The character recognition unit 80 of a check reader 1 uses two sets of reference waveform data, data for printing method 1 and data for printing method 2, in combination with modifying the reference waveform data in two ways, sliding the reference waveform data or scaling the reference waveform data according to variation in the line width of the magnetic ink character 101, to execute four candidate selection processes. If the same character is selected as a candidate by the first three of the four selection process combinations, the remaining one of the four processes is limited to using the reference waveform data for the selected candidate character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Yoshiaki KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20140010434
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors are suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. When the magnetic ink character 101 one character before the target character to which a magnetic recognition process is applied is not recognized, the character recognition unit 80 of a check reader 1 detects a different peak in a specific range before and after the position of the peak detected as the first peak of the one preceding magnetic ink character 101 in the signal waveform data, extracts character waveform data for the one preceding magnetic ink character 101 from the signal waveform data based on the position of the detected different peak, and applies the magnetic recognition process to the extracted character waveform data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Yoshiaki KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20130336569
    Abstract: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors are suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. A character recognition unit 80 calculates the difference between the reference waveform data of each character in a character set and the character waveform data of a read magnetic ink character 101, and defines the characters with the smallest differences to the read character as first and second candidate characters. If scaling the reference waveforms of the first and second candidate characters creates waveforms that are similar with a smaller difference therebetween than before scaling, and the ratio between the difference B between the waveform of the second candidate and the read character, and the difference A between the waveform of the first candidate and the read character, is greater than or equal to a specific value, the character recognition unit scales and adjusts the reference waveforms to recognize the magnetic ink character 101.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kinoshita