Patents Assigned to KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
  • Publication number: 20200247122
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a head assembly, an installation base, a positioning member, and a regulation member. The head assembly includes a recording head that ejects ink. The head assembly is installed in the installation base. The positioning member is provided for the installation base and determines a position of the head assembly. The regulation member is provided for the installation base and regulates the position of the head assembly. The regulation member is configured to press the head assembly in a pressing direction. The positioning member protrudes in a direction that intersects with the pressing direction. The head assembly includes an insertion hole into which the positioning member is inserted. The insertion hole is larger in dimension in the pressing direction than the positioning member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohiro SUE
  • Publication number: 20200250624
    Abstract: A communicating device of the present disclosure includes a mail receiving part and a mail creating part. The mail receiving part receives a received mail and stores the received mail in a received mail folder. The mail creating part creates a reply mail to a specified received mail in the received mail folder. The mail creating part searches the other received mail having the same title as the specified received mail from the received mail folder, and obtains main texts excluding a history portion from respective full texts of the specified received mail and the other received mail and adds the obtained main texts as a history to the reply mail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya KOTSUJI, Ryo SHIOMI
  • Publication number: 20200252516
    Abstract: A post-processing device attaches sheets of paper together using one or more staples. A power management section shifts from a normal mode to a power saving mode when no operation exists within first time. A system controller predicts whether possibility of using the one or more staples will be high or low based on predetermined reference including a print pattern of a print job and processing ability of the post-processing device. The system controller causes the power management section to switch the first time with second time longer than the first time when determining that the possibility of using the one or more staples will be high, and does not switch the first time with the second time when determining that the possibility of using the one or more staples will be low.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Mizue KADOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200247155
    Abstract: A head assembly includes a base member, a recording head, a first coupling member, a second coupling member, a first rotating shaft member, and a first angle adjustment mechanism. The first coupling member couples a first end of the recording heads to the base member. The second coupling member couples a second end of the recording head to the base member. The first rotating shaft member functions as a rotating shaft of the recording head. The first angle adjustment rotates the recording head about the first rotating shaft member as a rotation center. The first rotating shaft member is provided for the first coupling member. The first angle adjustment mechanism is provided for the second coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro SUE, Hiroyuki TOMIOKA
  • Publication number: 20200247156
    Abstract: A head assembly includes a base member, a recording head, a coupling member, and a pressing member. The recording head ejects ink. The coupling member couples the recording head to the base member. The pressing member is in contact with a first surface of the recording head. The coupling member includes an urging member that urges a second surface of the recording head toward the first surface of the recording head. The second surface of the recording head is a surface of the recording head on an opposite side from the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohiro SUE
  • Publication number: 20200247134
    Abstract: A first duct connects a tank and a syringe together. A second duct connects the syringe and a dumper together. A third duct connects the dumper and the tank together. When a time (deformation restoration time) until the swollen dumper is returned to its original shape is determined, a controller deforms the dumper. The controller sets the position of a liquid level in the tank less than a specified position (syringe filling processing). The controller opens the third duct so as to measure a liquid level recovery time until the output of a liquid level sensor is changed (time measurement processing). The controller determines a deformation restoration time based on the liquid level recovery time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tsubasa MIYAMAE
  • Publication number: 20200247114
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a conveyance part, an image forming part, a sheet detection sensor, a sensor unit, and a controller. The sheet detection sensor, in which a plurality of sensor blocks each with a plurality of sensor elements mounted thereon at specified intervals are arrayed in a sheet width direction, detects an edge position in the sheet width direction on a basis of scanning image data formed by reading of the sheet. The controller is enabled to execute a calibration of inserting, into the scanning image data, interpolation pixels for compensating an error between an edge position detected by the scanning image data and an actual edge position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Katsuo MIKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10735610
    Abstract: A device (e.g., scanner) for handling a paper holder (binder) having an upper cover, a lower cover, and at least one paper held therein is made available, the device including a control circuit, a lifting mechanism comprising an adhesive member, and an image capturing device. The adhesive member is configured to removably attach to the upper cover of the paper holder. The lifting mechanism is configured to flip the upper cover of the binder open when the adhesive member is attached to the upper cover. The lifting mechanism is configured to detach from the binder and return to its original position after the upper cover is flipped open. The image capturing device is configured to take one or more images of the open binder after the lifting mechanism is detached from the binder and returned to its original position away from the binder after the upper cover is flipped open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Gin Yoshidome
  • Patent number: 10732526
    Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member (1) includes a conductive substrate (2) and a photosensitive layer (3). The photosensitive layer (3) is a single-layer photosensitive layer (3c) and contains a charge generating material, a hole transport material, an electron transport material, and a binder resin. The binder resin includes a polyarylate resin represented by general formula (1). In general formula (1), Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 each represent a methyl group or a hydrogen atom. r, s, t, and u each represent a number greater than or equal to 15 and less than or equal to 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Shimizu, Keiji Maruo, Jun Azuma
  • Patent number: 10732557
    Abstract: An image forming system includes: a first notification processing portion that notifies, of a shortage of a consumable, a user of an information processing apparatus that is a transmission source of a first print job which is, among print jobs stored in a storage portion, a print job for which the consumable necessary for execution of the print job will become insufficient during a stop possible period of the print job, the stop possible period being a time period in which execution of the print job can be stopped; and a second notification processing portion that notifies, of the shortage of the consumable and presence of the first print job, a user of an information processing apparatus that is a transmission source of a second print job which is, among the stored print jobs, executed later than the first print job in the execution order and uses the consumable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Daichi Iida
  • Patent number: 10732541
    Abstract: Toner contained in a toner container is used for replenishing a developing unit via an intermediate hopper. A toner sensor detects emptiness for the toner on an upstream side of a conveyance screw of the intermediate hopper in terms of the toner conveyance direction. Every time the toner sensor detects emptiness, the controller drives a rotation mechanism so that the toner is ejected from the toner container. Based on a drive history of a conveyance-purpose motor, the controller calculates a toner conveyance amount conveyed from the intermediate hopper between a time when the toner sensor detects emptiness and a time when the toner sensor detects emptiness again. When the calculated toner conveyance amount has been equal to or smaller than a first conveyance amount threshold value successively, the controller determines that the toner container is in a nearly empty state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohisa Soda
  • Patent number: 10730819
    Abstract: A naphthalenedicarboxylic acid dichloride production method includes causing a reaction between naphthalenedicarboxylic acid and a chlorinating agent at a reaction temperature of 20° C. or higher and 75° C. or lower in presence of a solvent including tetrahydrofuran. The causing a reaction in the naphthalenedicarboxylic acid dichloride production method is preferably performed in presence of N,N-disubstituted formamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Azuma
  • Patent number: 10732563
    Abstract: The charging device includes a charging roller, a bush and a case. The charging roller is configured to come into contact with or be close to a surface of an image carrier and configured to charge the surface of the image carrier. The bush is configured to support an end portion of the charging roller in a rotatable manner. To the case, the end portion of the charging roller is attached along a predetermined attachment direction by the bush. The case includes a pair of guide walls standing along the attachment direction so as to guide the bush. The bush includes a bearing part and a restriction part. The end portion of the charging roller is inserted into the bearing part. The pair of guide walls is put between the bearing part and the restriction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Koichi Imanaka
  • Patent number: 10735605
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes the device image processor being configured to receive the plurality of device image definitions and the plurality of device offset information definitions from the device image module, read, from the device configuration definition, a plurality of device image parts defined by the plurality of received device image definitions, respectively, arrange the plurality of read device image parts on a plurality of offset positions defined by the plurality of received device offset information definitions, respectively, to thereby generate a composite image, the composite image showing a status where the one or more devices and the recommended device are attached to the image forming apparatus, and cause the software executing module to display the composite image on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Daisaku Nagano, Hiroshi Manabe
  • Patent number: 10733449
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes an imaging device, a controller, storage, and a notifying section. The imaging device captures an image of an imaging area to generate captured image data indicating a captured image. The controller detects events based on the captured image data. The events include a pre-event and a post-event detected after the pre-event has ended. The controller changes a first flag from an off state to an on state upon detecting the pre-event, and holds the first flag in the on state even after the pre-event has ended. The controller changes the second flag from the off state to the on state upon detecting the post-event, and directs the notifying section to notify of consecutive event occurrence information indicating that consecutive events have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Fumiya Sakashita, Yoichi Hiranuma, Shoichi Sakaguchi, Shohei Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10735565
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus capable of saving power. A wired LAN I/F control unit sets a connection standard (first connection standard) of a wired LAN I/F. A wireless LAN I/F control unit sets a connection standard (second connection standard) of a wireless LAN I/F. A connection-speed-management unit confirms a data transmission rate (first transmission rate) of a wired LAN and a data transmission rate (second transmission rate) of a wireless LAN. A system-control unit, when as a confirmation result by the connection-speed-management unit the transmission rate (first transmission rate) is higher than the transmission rate (second transmission rate), instructs the wired LAN I/F control unit to set the connection standard (first connection standard) having the low transmission rate (first transmission rate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Koji Sasadai
  • Publication number: 20200244830
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a conveyance path, a plurality of setting portions, a printing portion, an operation panel, and a control portion. Before starting a mixed-sheet job, with respect to each of such setting portions of the plurality of setting portions as have a first sheet or a second sheet set therein, the control portion calculates first time, which is a period of time required for the first sheet to reach a registration position in a case where the first sheet is fed from the each of the such setting portions, sets a setting portion with respect to which the first time is shortest as a first setting portion, and makes the operation panel display recommendation information recommending setting the first sheet in the first setting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200238700
    Abstract: A head unit includes a recording head, a pipe member, and an ink supply section. The recording head ejects an ink. The pipe member supplies the ink to the recording head. The ink supply section supplies the ink to the pipe member. The ink supply section includes a flow channel in which the ink flows toward one end of the pipe member. The ink supply section includes a heating member located beside the flow channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki TOMIOKA
  • Publication number: 20200238709
    Abstract: A head unit includes a recording head, a pipe member, and an ink supply section. The recording head ejects an ink. The pipe member supplies the ink to the recording head. The ink supply section supplies the ink to the pipe member. The ink supply section includes a flow channel in which the ink flows to one end of the pipe member. A ceiling surface constituting a part of the flow channel inclines such that a height of the ceiling surface from a bottom surface constituting a part of the flow channel increases toward the one end of the pipe member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki TOMIOKA, Takuma ARAKI
  • Publication number: 20200244818
    Abstract: A sheet reader reads the entire sheet which is transported. Based on the reading, a controller generates region classification image data for distinguishing between a region of the sheet and a region other than the sheet. The controller performs comparison processing in which reference image data that is the region classification image data of a first sheet in a print job and comparison target image data that is the region classification image data for another sheet are compared. The controller determines whether or not a sheet corresponding to the comparison target image data is abnormal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi YOKOTA