Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Tanaka

Yoshiyuki Tanaka 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: 9636918
    Abstract: A liquid container that supplies a liquid to a liquid consumption apparatus via a liquid introduction part disposed in the liquid consumption apparatus. The liquid container includes: a liquid container part that stores the liquid; a liquid supply part that is in communication with an inside of the liquid container part, that has a liquid supply opening facing in a first direction, and that the liquid introduction part is to be connected to, the first direction being a longitudinal direction of one end portion of the liquid container part; and an operation part that is connected to the liquid container part and that has a grip part that is grippable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tokujiro Okuno, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9627151
    Abstract: An electrical storage module in which a plurality of electricity storage elements are electrically connected by conductive member, includes: a voltage detection board having voltage detection conductor that detects terminal voltage of the electricity storage element; a first external threaded component that connects the voltage detection conductor of the voltage detection board to the conductive member; and a cover that covers the voltage detection board; wherein: the cover is made from an insulating material; the conductive member has a first internal threaded portion into which the first external threaded component is to be screwingly engaged; and the distance between the inside surface of the cover that faces a head portion of the first external threaded component and an upper surface of the head portion of the first external threaded component is shorter than the distance between an end portion of the first internal threaded portion towards the cover side and an end of shaft portion of the first external
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eisuke Sengoku, Toshikazu Maeshima, Hiroshi Hoshi, Akira Kotaki, Shigeyuki Kiyota, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Toyoki Iguchi, Hiroaki Saitou, Masayoshi Saeki
  • Patent number: 9600917
    Abstract: An image processing device may judge whether to execute a first type of enlarging process or a second type of enlarging process based on M lines of letter strings in an original image, in a case of judging to execute the first type of enlarging process, generate a first type of processed image data indicating a first type of processed image by executing the first type of enlarging process, and in a case of judging to execute the second type of enlarging process, generate a second type of processed image data indicating a second type of processed image by executing the second type of enlarging process. A layout of the plurality of letters in the second type of processed image is different from a layout of the plurality of letters in the first type of processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiko Hasegawa, Masaki Kondo, Ryohei Ozawa, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170057235
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head configured to discharge an ink onto paper for recording, a case accommodating at least the recording head, a reading device openable and closable between an open position and a closed position, a liquid container having a liquid storage chamber for storing the ink to be supplied to the recording head and an injection port enabling the ink to be injected from the outside to the inside of the liquid storage chamber, a blocking member configured to block the injection port by coming into contact with the injection port, and a cover provided such that the cover can be opened or closed between an open position where the injection port is exposed and a closed position where the injection port is not exposed. The blocking member is mounted on the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Hidenao SUZUKI, Shoichi ISHIZAWA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Makoto OMURO, Koji KAWAI
  • Patent number: 9582476
    Abstract: An image processing device may acquire original image data representing an original image including M lines of original character strings, and combine M items of original character string image data representing the M lines of original character strings so as to create target character string image data representing one line of target character string. The image processing device may divide the target character string image data so as to create N items of divided character string image data representing N lines of divided character strings into which the one line of target character string is divided, and create output image data representing the N lines of divided character strings by using the N items of divided character string image data. A number of characters of a leading line of divided character string may be different from a number of characters of a leading line of original character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiko Hasegawa, Masaki Kondo, Ryohei Ozawa, Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9573472
    Abstract: A battery control system connected to a battery equipped with an explosion-proofing mechanism for cutting off an electric current when the battery enters an overcharge state, including: a cell voltage detection unit that detects voltage at the battery; a storage unit that stores information pertaining to the battery conditions; an overcharge decision-making unit that makes a decision as to whether or not the battery is in an overcharge state; a storage control unit that engages the storage unit to store information pertaining to the overcharge state when the overcharge decision-making unit decides that the battery is in an overcharge state; and an explosion-proofing decision-making unit that decides that the explosion-proofing mechanism in the battery has actuated if the overcharge information is stored in the storage unit and the cell voltage detected by the cell voltage detection unit is lower than a predetermined lower limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Takada, Akihiro Machida, Norihiro Shinotsuka, Hiroshi Morikawa, Toshikazu Maeshima, Shigeyuki Kiyota, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Toyoki Iguchi, Hiroaki Saitou, Hiroaki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20170021633
    Abstract: A liquid container comprises a liquid supply portion, a liquid container body, and a container-side electrical connection structure provided to have a contact portion that is configured to come into contact with an apparatus-side electrical connection structure provided in a liquid consuming apparatus. The container-side electrical connection structure includes a placement portion configured to place the contact portion to be located above the liquid container body in the direction of gravity in a process of connecting the liquid container with the liquid consuming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAWATE, Tokujiro OKUNO, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Katsutomo TSUKAHARA
  • Patent number: 9498968
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes an opening section 30 which is formed on an outside surface of a housing 25 and through which a sheet cassette 29 is inserted, ink containers 17a and 17b that store ink, cases 18 that are disposed on outside surfaces on both sides adjacent to an outside surface on which the opening section 30 of the housing 25 is formed and holds the ink containers 17a and 17b, and a tube that supplies the ink from ink containers 17a and 17b to the inside of the housing 25, in which sizes of the cases 18 on both sides are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9494611
    Abstract: An automatic analyzer comprises selection means for selecting whether a preparatory operation, specified from a plurality of analysis preparation processes of the automatic analyzer, should be executed in an initial process at the powering on of the analyzer or after the start of the actual analysis (i.e., in parallel with the sample analysis operation). For example, the automatic analyzer is equipped with means which allows the analyzer to execute a “system liquid replacement operation”, a “sample nozzle pressure sensor checking operation”, a “reaction vessel discarding operation” and a “pre-cleaning liquid replacement operation” which among various operations that are executed in the preparation process in conventional immunological analyzing apparatus in processes other than the preparation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Hagiwara, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Kazunori Yamazawa
  • Publication number: 20160271962
    Abstract: Provided is an ink tank including: a wall portion that constitutes a liquid containing portion for containing ink; a liquid injection port for injecting the ink into the liquid containing portion, the liquid injection port being provided above the liquid containing portion; and a liquid visual check portion that is translucent and through which a position of a liquid surface of the ink can be visually checked from the outside, the liquid visual check portion being a part of the wall portion constituting the liquid containing portion. The liquid visual check portion has an inclined portion that inclines relative to a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto OMURO, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Shoichi ISHIZAWA, Koji KAWAI
  • Publication number: 20160264306
    Abstract: There is provided a plug member that is detachably mounted to a liquid inlet to close the liquid inlet. The plug member comprises a sealing part configured to close the liquid inlet, such that at least part of the sealing part is inserted in the liquid inlet; and a cover part arranged around at least part of circumference of the sealing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji NISHIMAKI, Naomi KIMURA, Shoma KUDO, Shoichi ISHIZAWA, Yoshiyuki TANAKA, Koji KAWAI, Makoto OMURO
  • Publication number: 20160243841
    Abstract: An ink tank includes: a reservoir that stores ink; a supply port that supplies ink stored in the reservoir to a printer; a supply port sealing member that seals the supply port; an air port that communicates between an inside of the reservoir and an atmospheric space above an upper side of a liquid surface of the ink; and an air port sealing member which a needle tube is capable of inserting and pulling out of, and which seals the air port in a state where the needle tube is not inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki TANAKA, HiroakI Sakai
  • Publication number: 20160207320
    Abstract: There is a problem that a recording apparatus is increased in size if the recording apparatus includes a holding section that holds an ink pack of a large capacity separately from a main device. A recording apparatus includes an opening section 30 which is formed on an outside surface of a housing 25 and through which a sheet cassette 29 is inserted, ink containers 17a and 17b that store ink, cases 18 that are disposed on outside surfaces on both sides adjacent to an outside surface on which the opening section 30 of the housing 25 is formed and holds the ink containers 17a and 17b, and a tube that supplies the ink from ink containers 17a and 17b to the inside of the housing 25, in which sizes of the cases 18 on both sides are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: D761905
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Satoshi Iwaya, Masaki Shimomura, Atsushi Takei, Tokujiro Okuno
  • Patent number: D780257
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Koji Nishimaki, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Shoichi Ishizawa, Makoto Omuro, Koji Kawai
  • Patent number: D780258
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Koji Nishimaki, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Shoichi Ishizawa, Makoto Omuro, Koji Kawai
  • Patent number: D780259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Koji Nishimaki, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Shoichi Ishizawa, Makoto Omuro, Koji Kawai
  • Patent number: D780842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Koji Nishimaki, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Shoichi Ishizawa, Makoto Omuro, Koji Kawai
  • Patent number: D784444
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Koji Nishimaki, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Shoichi Ishizawa, Makoto Omuro, Koji Kawai
  • Patent number: D786345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Koji Nishimaki, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Shoichi Ishizawa, Makoto Omuro, Koji Kawai