Patents by Inventor Yoshihiko Imura

Yoshihiko Imura 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: 20210160390
    Abstract: Provided is a printing device that can accurately perform printing on a recording medium. The printing device includes: a frame member disposed to surround a nail tip; a printing unit configured to perform printing on the nail tip surrounded by the frame member; a communication part configured to acquire print information which is generated based on an image obtained by capturing the frame member and the nail tip and indicates a layout of printing to be applied to the nail tip in a printable region defined by the frame member; and a print control part configured to control the printing unit based on the acquired print information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SAKAI, Yoshihiko IMURA
  • Publication number: 20170001444
    Abstract: A printer comprising a carriage including: a first lid that holds an ink cartridge; a first axis of rotation located at a first end portion of the first lid; and an opening portion located at a second end portion of the first lid opposite the first end portion, wherein the first lid is rotatable between a first positional state and a second positional state about the first axis of rotation, and a location of the opening portion when the first lid is in the first positional state is higher than a location of the opening portion when the first lid is in the second positional state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Atsushi YASUMOTO, Yoshihiko IMURA
  • Patent number: 9469116
    Abstract: A printer comprising a carriage including: a first lid that holds an ink cartridge; a first axis of rotation located at a first end portion of the first lid; and an opening portion located at a second end portion of the first lid opposite the first end portion, wherein the first lid is rotatable between a first positional state and a second positional state about the first axis of rotation, and a location of the opening portion when the first lid is in the first positional state is higher than a location of the opening portion when the first lid is in the second positional state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yasumoto, Yoshihiko Imura
  • Publication number: 20150298459
    Abstract: A printer comprising a carriage including: a first lid that holds an ink cartridge; a first axis of rotation located at a first end portion of the first lid; and an opening portion located at a second end portion of the first lid opposite the first end portion, wherein the first lid is rotatable between a first positional state and a second positional state about the first axis of rotation, and a location of the opening portion when the first lid is in the first positional state is higher than a location of the opening portion when the first lid is in the second positional state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi YASUMOTO, Yoshihiko IMURA
  • Patent number: 7553099
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a paper feed tray that can be opened and closed with respect to the apparatus body and a cover tray that can double as a manual feed tray. The paper feed tray has first side walls and first protrusions formed on the inner surfaces of the first side walls. The cover tray has: connection portions that are configured to be detachably connected to pivot shafts provided at the apparatus body and that are connected to the pivot shafts so as to rotate about the pivot shafts; second side walls; and second protrusions formed on the outer surfaces of the second side walls. The cover tray serves as a cover for covering sheets of paper stacked on the paper feed tray when it is in a position where the second protrusions are located below the first protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Bandou, Yoshihiko Imura
  • Patent number: 7306217
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a paper feed tray, which is attached to the apparatus body so as to be freely opened and closed with respect to the apparatus body, and a paper pressing plate disposed inside the apparatus body. The paper feed tray has a pair of protrusions on the inner surfaces of the side walls thereof. The paper pressing plate has a pair of notches formed by partially cutting the side portions of the plate so that, when the paper feed tray is in the closed position, the protrusions of the paper feed tray are received in the notches and the side faces of the paper pressing plate where the notches are formed face the protrusions in a manner that are almost in contact with the protrusions. When a force acts on the paper feed tray in the closed position to bend inward the side walls of the paper feed tray, the protrusions are pressed against the portions of the paper pressing plate where the notches are formed so as to stop the inward bending of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Bandou, Yoshihiko Imura
  • Publication number: 20060220295
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a paper feed tray, which is attached to the apparatus body so as to be freely opened and closed with respect to the apparatus body, and a paper pressing plate disposed inside the apparatus body. The paper feed tray has a pair of protrusions on the inner surfaces of the side walls thereof. The paper pressing plate has a pair of notches formed by partially cutting the side portions of the plate so that, when the paper feed tray is in the closed position, the protrusions of the paper feed tray are received in the notches and the side faces of the paper pressing plate where the notches are formed face the protrusions in a manner that are almost in contact with the protrusions. When a force acts on the paper feed tray in the closed position to bend inward the side walls of the paper feed tray, the protrusions are pressed against the portions of the paper pressing plate where the notches are formed so as to stop the inward bending of the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Bandou, Yoshihiko Imura
  • Publication number: 20060222436
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a paper feed tray that can be opened and closed with respect to the apparatus body and a cover tray that can double as a manual feed tray. The paper feed tray has first side walls and first protrusions formed on the inner surfaces of the first side walls. The cover tray has: connection portions that are configured to be detachably connected to pivot shafts provided at the apparatus body and that are connected to the pivot shafts so as to rotate about the pivot shafts; second side walls; and second protrusions formed on the outer surfaces of the second side walls. The cover tray serves as a cover for covering sheets of paper stacked on the paper feed tray when it is in a position where the second protrusions are located below the first protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Bandou, Yoshihiko Imura
  • Publication number: 20060017213
    Abstract: A paper feeding device includes a rotational axis with a groove shaped cross section and having a web extending in the longitudinal direction and a flange provided at opposite sides thereof, and a pickup roller having a concave groove to receive the rotational axis. One end of the pickup roller is provided with a pair of engaging pieces that engages with a flange end portion of the rotational axis respectively, and the other end of the pickup roller is provided with a hook that is inserted into an insertion hole provided on the web of the rotational axis. In the paper feeding device, detachment is easy when the pickup roller is to be replaced and there is no increase in the number of parts and manufacturing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Maeda, Yoshihiko Imura
  • Patent number: 5369756
    Abstract: In a system which performs an inference based on fault tree knowledge, a guidance and a formula of definition can be displayed in a window on a CRT display screen by selecting the individual items from a fault tree on the display screen by using, for example, a soft key. For displaying an abnormal course in one display screen, only events relevant to the abnormal course is picked up, and the fault tree is then reedited, so that the reedited fault tree can be automatically displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Imura, Akira Kaji, Takekazu Maruyama