Patents by Inventor Yuki Igarashi

Yuki Igarashi 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: 20240025191
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Publication number: 20230411660
    Abstract: A combined roll is a roll of a wound strip that includes a plurality of layered bodies each including a polymer electrolyte membrane and a pair of electrode catalyst layers, and a supporting member including a plurality of frame units arranged in a single direction, with each frame unit supporting one layered body. The frame unit surrounds the electrode catalyst layers and is in contact with the electrode catalyst layers, with the outer periphery of the polymer electrolyte membrane held inside the frame unit in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: TOPPAN INC.
    Inventor: Yuki IGARASHI
  • Patent number: 11806995
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Publication number: 20230347666
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11782659
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a measurement result obtained by a measurement unit that measures a characteristic of a print medium to be used in a printing apparatus, a notification control unit configured to cause a notification unit to provide notification of information indicating a print media type, and a storage unit configured to store information on a predetermined characteristic of each of a plurality of print media types, wherein, based on the measurement result acquired by the acquisition unit and usage history information indicating print media types used in the printing apparatus, the notification control unit causes the notification unit to provide notification of information indicating a print media type for which information on the predetermined characteristic stored in the storage unit corresponds to a characteristic indicated in the measurement result and which has a usage history indicated in the usage history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11718110
    Abstract: A roll sheet, in which a continuous sheet is wound in a roll form, is caused to rotate in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. First and second sensors are arranged at positions facing an outer circumferential surface of the roll sheet and deviated in an axis line direction of the roll sheet. Outputs of the first and second sensors are changed in accordance with a distance to a sheet of the roll sheet. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from a forward direction to a reverse direction on the basis of the outputs of the first and second sensors while the roll sheet is being rotated in the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Midori Yasuda, Yuki Kamio, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11718109
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a decision unit, a determination unit, and a change unit. The acquisition unit acquires a measurement result regarding a printing medium characteristic value. The decision unit decides a candidate for a printing medium type based on the acquired measurement result, and a reference characteristic value of each of printing media types set in advance to identify a type of the measured printing medium. Information associated with the printing medium type to be printed is input. The determination unit determines whether to change the reference characteristic value of the printing medium type associated with the input information based on the measurement result and the printing medium type associated with the input information. Wherein, when the determination unit determines to change the reference characteristic value, the change unit changes the reference characteristic value of the printing medium type based on the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehiko Kasamatsu, Yuki Igarashi, Koji Suda, Fumikazu Nishikawa, Yasushi Morimoto, Keiko Harada, Ryoma Ono
  • Publication number: 20230227282
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11679600
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a decision unit, a determination unit, and a change unit. The acquisition unit acquires a measurement result regarding a printing medium characteristic value. The decision unit decides a candidate for a printing medium type based on the acquired measurement result, and a reference characteristic value of each of printing media types set in advance to identify a type of the measured printing medium. Information associated with the printing medium type to be printed is input. The determination unit determines whether to change the reference characteristic value of the printing medium type associated with the input information based on the measurement result and the printing medium type associated with the input information. Wherein, when the determination unit determines to change the reference characteristic value, the change unit changes the reference characteristic value of the printing medium type based on the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehiko Kasamatsu, Yuki Igarashi, Koji Suda, Fumikazu Nishikawa, Yasushi Morimoto, Keiko Harada, Ryoma Ono
  • Patent number: 11677081
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly includes a polyelectrolyte membrane having a first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface; a fuel-electrode-side electrocatalyst layer bonded to the first surface and containing a first catalytic material, a first electrically conductive carrier, and a first polyelectrolyte, the first electrically conductive carrier carrying the first catalytic material; and an oxygen-electrode-side electrocatalyst layer bonded to the second surface and containing a second catalytic material, a second electrically conductive carrier, a second polyelectrolyte, and a fibrous material, the second electrically conductive carrier carrying the second catalytic material. The membrane electrode assembly contains voids, the voids including pores each having a size in a range of 3 nm or more and 5.5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Madoka Ozawa, Hiroyuki Michi, Yuki Igarashi, Katsuyuki Kishi
  • Publication number: 20230145298
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a drive unit that rotates a roll of a wound sheet in a first direction and in a second direction, a sensor having an output which changes according to a distance between a detecting position facing a peripheral surface of the roll and the peripheral surface of the roll, and a control unit that determines an amplification factor of the sensor on the basis of data. The data is acquired by changing the amplification factor while the roll is rotated once in the second direction and includes a plurality of the output value acquired at different rotation angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Shunsuke Akari, Noboru Hada, Yuki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11577927
    Abstract: A sheet supplying apparatus, which is capable of winding a sheet tightly, includes a driving unit configured to cause a roll including a wound consecutive sheet to rotate in a first direction for feeding the sheet or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a sensor that detects a leading end portion of the sheet separated from an outer circumferential surface of the roll, and a contact body that presses the outer circumferential surface. Before the sheet is fed, in a state in which the contact body presses the outer circumferential surface, the driving unit causes the roll to continuously rotate in the second direction until a detection cycle of the leading end portion by the sensor is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Suzuki, Masashi Kamada, Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220253655
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to implement, at a low cost, highly accurate color calibration in a printing apparatus that performs printing using fluorescent ink. One embodiment of the present invention is an image processing apparatus that includes: a processing unit configured to perform processing relating to color calibration in a printing apparatus that prints an image on a printing medium using fluorescent printing material; and an execution unit configured to perform calibration processing of the printing apparatus based on a measured value that is obtained by measuring a patch chart for obtaining information on an amount of application of the fluorescent printing material in the printing apparatus, wherein a patch included in the patch chart is printed with the fluorescent printing material and subtractive color mixture printing material and at least one dot of the subtractive color mixture printing material covers a dot of the fluorescent printing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Seiji Abe, Naoko Baba, Kouta Murasawa, Hiromitsu Yamaguchi, Keiji Kuriyama, Yuki Igarashi, Hiroshi Mori
  • Publication number: 20220134785
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Patent number: 11292488
    Abstract: There is provided a control device configured to perform a collision preventing control based on an output of an obstacle detection unit. A risk level determination unit determines a collision risk level based on a distance between the obstacle and the electric vehicle. A control level adjustment unit adjusts a control level of the collision preventing control based on the collision risk level. The control level adjustment unit lowers the control level when a releasing unit configured to temporarily release the collision preventing control is operated by a driver during the collision preventing control and causes the electric vehicle to display presence of the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Igarashi, Yu Inoue
  • Patent number: 11273654
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Patent number: 11258914
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, notification control unit, input unit, and extension unit. The acquisition unit acquires a measurement result obtained by measuring a printing medium characteristic and acquires a characteristic reference range of each of printing media types set in advance to identify a type of a measured printing medium. Extracting, as a candidate printing medium and based on the acquired measurement result and the acquired characteristic reference range, a type of printing medium using the characteristic reference range including the measurement result and notifying information indicating the type of the candidate printing medium are performed. The input unit inputs information, wherein a type of printing medium on which recording is to be performed by the recording unit has a first reference range which is the characteristic reference range of the type and corresponds to the input information. The extension unit extends the first reference range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Anna Shimizu, Yuki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11230125
    Abstract: A roll sheet with a continuous sheet wound in a roll form is rotated in a forward direction to supply the sheet to a printing unit. A sensor whose output is changed in accordance with a distance between the sensor and the sheet is used. A rotation direction of the roll sheet is switched from an opposite direction to the forward direction on the basis of the output of the sensor during rotation of the roll sheet in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Eiyama, Yuki Igarashi, Masashi Kamada, Masashi Negishi, Ryoya Shinjo, Ryo Kobayashi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Obata
  • Publication number: 20220016907
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a decision unit, a determination unit, and a change unit. The acquisition unit acquires a measurement result regarding a printing medium characteristic value. The decision unit decides a candidate for a printing medium type based on the acquired measurement result, and a reference characteristic value of each of printing media types set in advance to identify a type of the measured printing medium. Information associated with the printing medium type to be printed is input. The determination unit determines whether to change the reference characteristic value of the printing medium type associated with the input information based on the measurement result and the printing medium type associated with the input information. Wherein, when the determination unit determines to change the reference characteristic value, the change unit changes the reference characteristic value of the printing medium type based on the measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Takehiko Kasamatsu, Yuki Igarashi, Koji Suda, Fumikazu Nishikawa, Yasushi Morimoto, Keiko Harada, Ryoma Ono
  • Patent number: 11161357
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a decision unit, a determination unit, and a change unit. The acquisition unit acquires a measurement result regarding a printing medium characteristic value. The decision unit decides a candidate for a printing medium type based on the acquired measurement result, and a reference characteristic value of each of printing media types set in advance to identify a type of the measured printing medium. Information associated with the printing medium type to be printed is input. The determination unit determines whether to change the reference characteristic value of the printing medium type associated with the input information based on the measurement result and the printing medium type associated with the input information. Wherein, when the determination unit determines to change the reference characteristic value, the change unit changes the reference characteristic value of the printing medium type based on the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehiko Kasamatsu, Yuki Igarashi, Koji Suda, Fumikazu Nishikawa, Yasushi Morimoto, Keiko Harada, Ryoma Ono