Patents Examined by Howard J Sanders
  • Patent number: 11072509
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a media receiving portion having a leading edge receiving region and a trailing edge receiving region for receiving media traveling onto the media receiving portion in a direction from the trailing edge receiving portion the leading edge receiving portion. The example apparatus further includes a leading edge stop coupled to the media receiving portion at the leading edge receiving portion. The leading edge stop is resiliently coupled to the media receiving portion to bias against movement of the leading edge stop from a resting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Lo, Daniel Fredrickson, Tim Roels, Brett Thomas Buchholtz, Steven Brown, Hunter Dane Cantrell
  • Patent number: 11072506
    Abstract: An imaging system comprises a pair of belt rollers to drive an endless belt along a belt path, the pair of belt rollers comprising a first roller and a second roller. A steering roller is located between the first roller and the second roller. The steering roller is tiltable to engage the endless belt. A wheel is located at an end of the first roller in abutment with an edge of the endless belt, to move along a rotation axis of the first roller, in an outward direction, when the endless belt shifts toward the wheel. A link mechanism transfers a movement of the wheel in the outward direction, to a tilting of the steering roller, in order to urge the endless belt to shift away from the wheel toward the belt path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Koji Miyake, Satoru Hori, Yuji Aoshima, Kensuke Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11065896
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a receipt printer for printing a receipt arranged in a housing. The housing includes a pivoting lid which in an open state allows access to the receipt printer and in a closed state prevents access to the receipt printer. The lid has an opening through which a receipt printed by the receipt printer can be output in the closed state. The arrangement has a receipt output unit which in the closed state is arranged in the opening of the lid opposite to the receipt printer, at least a first receipt guiding unit and at least a first elastically deformable element for spring-mounting at least one component of the first receipt guiding unit. The receipt printer has a second receipt guiding unit. The first receipt guiding unit is engaged with the second receipt guiding unit when the lid is moved from the open state into the closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Sascha Groepper
  • Patent number: 11061353
    Abstract: An upstream roller pair and a downstream roller pair are disposed on a first conveyance path and configured to perform a reverse conveyance operation on a sheet. The upstream roller pair includes a first roller and a second roller abutting with each other. The downstream roller pair is configured to nip and convey a sheet by a third roller and a fourth roller in a state that areas in a width direction where a plurality of first rotary members contact a first surface of a sheet do not overlap with areas in the width direction where a plurality of second rotary members contact a second surface of a sheet opposite to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Mizuta, Kenichirou Isobe, Tomooku Koyama
  • Patent number: 11059689
    Abstract: A sheet storing apparatus includes: a compression section that performs first compression and second compression by applying a pressing force to sheets stored in a bag; and a control section that controls the pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Takemura, Tomohiro Yokoo
  • Patent number: 11027933
    Abstract: Suction roller structure for the pneumatic transport of sheets inside an interfolding unit, comprising a suction source, an external roller (3) rotating with respect to the cylinder (1) and provided with longitudinal rows of bores (4) angularly spaced and selectively communicating with said internal cavity (2) during the angular rotation of the roller (3), a distribution of pneumatic valves (5) that are normally closed, inserted between said internal cavity (2) and at least one bore (4), cam means (6) operatively associated with the rotation of the roller (3) and arranged to open one or more of said valves (5) at one or more angular positions taken by the roller (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED CONVERTING S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Lupi, Angelo Torri, Gianluca Giometti
  • Patent number: 11027417
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a workpiece spindle that retains a workpiece or a tool, a spindle motor that rotates the workpiece spindle, an in-machine robot that is provided inside the machine tool and that is an articulated robot having one or more joints, and a plurality of gears that connect or disconnect a root joint which is placed, among the one or more joints, closest to a base end, and the spindle motor to or from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OKUMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoichi Morimura
  • Patent number: 11001469
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a conveyor including a first pair of conveyance rollers and a second pair of conveyance rollers each configured to nip and convey a sheet; a first jam releaser configured to separate rollers of the first pair of conveyance rollers from each other; a second jam releaser configured to separate rollers of the second pair of conveyance rollers from each other; and a controller configured to control the conveyor. In stopping sheet conveyance by the conveyor upon occurrence of a failure, the controller controls the conveyor to prevent a sheet from being nipped only by the first pair of conveyance rollers prior to separation of the rollers of the first pair of conveyance rollers from each other by the first jam releaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10968059
    Abstract: A sheet stacking device includes a sheet accommodating unit, a pair of wall portions and a loading plate. The sheet accommodating unit has an open upper surface part and accommodates sheets therein. The sheets have a pair of first side edges extending in a first direction and a pair of second side edges perpendicular to the first direction. The pair of wall portions stands to face the first side edges of the sheets. The loading plate is arranged in the sheet accommodating unit. Each of the pair of wall portions includes a first observation port for exposing one end of the first side edges of the sheets in the first direction and an one area of the inner part outer than the one end in the first direction to outside of the sheet accommodating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10961068
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes: a plurality of driving parts each connected to one end of corresponding one of a respective plurality of rotating shafts; a first torque adjuster connected to another end of each of the plurality of rotating shafts, the first torque adjuster applying first torque to the plurality of driving parts; a second torque adjuster that applies, to the driving parts, second torque for adjusting the first torque to be applied to the driving parts by the first torque adjuster; and a hardware processor that controls the second torque to be applied to the driving parts in the second torque adjuster in accordance with a number of revolutions of the driving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Miyajima, Takanobu Shiki, Tadayuki Ueda, Hiroshi Oyama, Remi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10947071
    Abstract: A device for separating sheet material has an actuator and a sheet material holder coupled thereto. The actuator is designed for moving the sheet material holder. The sheet material holder is designed for receiving an individual sheet material piece from a sheet material stack in which the sheet material pieces are arranged in a layered manner one above another along a vertical direction. The actuator is designed to set the sheet material holder into an oscillating rotational movement about a rotation axis that lies substantially parallel to the vertical direction, in order to receive the individual sheet material piece from the sheet material stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorfinternational GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Lochbichler, Christopher Lankeit, Martin Landwehr, Ludger Hoischen
  • Patent number: 10913628
    Abstract: A deskew module of a valuable media depository is selectively controlled to operate in two deskew modes of operation. One deskew mode of operation selectively activates a single angle drive idler in a first cell while simultaneously activating a single straight drive idler in second cell, which forces the media to self-align against an edge of the deskew module for exiting the deskew module deskewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Widsten, Jason Michael Gillier
  • Patent number: 10882706
    Abstract: In one example, a photo cassette for a mobile printer includes a support surface to support a stack of photo media sheets, a cover to at least partially cover the stack of photo media sheets, and a window formed in the cover to receive a pinch mechanism of the mobile printer through the window to provide a normal force to the stack of photo media sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Keith Jariabka, Juan D Ramos
  • Patent number: 10865874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control element, in particular, a switching device, for manually controlling and/or activating functions in a motor vehicle, comprising a lever. The lever is mounted on a support such that the lever can be adjusted in at least one direction from a neutral position to an adjustment position. The lever interacts with a pressure element which is guided in a gate track of a gate and is resiliently loaded, in particular, in such a way that a return force in the direction of the neutral position acts on the lever when it is adjusted. A cam is present in the gate. The cam, in the neutral position, acts upon the lever in order to reduce play such that the lever is biased in the direction towards the adjustment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Haller, Rainer Berchtold
  • Patent number: 10865059
    Abstract: A sheet container includes a bottom plate, a regulating body, and a holding body. The bottom plate is disposed movable and has a bottom plate-side contact portion. The regulating body regulates a position of a trailing end of a sheet. The holding body has a holding body-side contact portion and to hold the regulating body. The bottom plate and the holding body have a gap between the bottom plate-side contact portion of the bottom plate and the holding body-side contact portion of the holding body in a state in which the bottom plate is not rotated. The bottom plate-side contact portion of the bottom plate and the holding body-side contact portion of the holding body contact with each other along with rotation of the bottom plate. The holding body moves to a downstream side in a sheet feeding direction in conjunction with the rotation of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jumpei Aoyama, Hirofumi Horita, Yuuki Shiga, Junpei Kamichi, Hideto Higaki, Fumihiro Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10861274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-banknote cassette with a movable stopper, and more particularly, to a multi-banknote cassette with a movable stopper, which is capable of storing various kinds of banknotes at the same time. The multi-banknote cassette may include: a stopper driver which is formed at the top of a cassette body and has a pinion gear rotated by a driving motor; and a movable stopper which has a rack gear formed at one side surface thereof and engaged with the pinion gear and is lifted/lowered vertically through a stack guide to guide an introduced banknote in the cassette body, while the pinion gear of the stopper driver is rotated. Through such a structure, various kinds of banknotes can be easily handled in one banknote cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HYOSUNG TNS INC.
    Inventors: Hye Bin Oh, Yun Seok Jeong
  • Patent number: 10857912
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism the includes a screw, a support having first and second transverse walls perpendicular to the screw, a casing having first and second end faces arranged facing the first and second transverse walls and having a nut housing which opens in opposite first and second openings, a first elastomer pad interposed between the first transverse wall of the support and the first end face of the casing, a second elastomer pad interposed between the second transverse wall of the support and the second end face of the casing, a nut screwed onto the screw, a bearing engaged in the second opening of the casing and traversed by the screw. The nut is in rigid abutment against the casing in the direction of the first opening and the bearing is in elastic abutment against the second elastomer pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA SI√ąGES D'AUTOMOBILE
    Inventor: Jean-Noel Rey
  • Patent number: 10836594
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet stacking unit on which a sheet is stacked, a feed member configured to abut against the sheet stacked on the sheet stacking unit to feed the sheet, a friction member disposed on the sheet stacking unit so as to be opposed to the feed member; a drive unit configured to drive the feed member, a detection unit configured to detect a load on the drive unit when the drive unit drives the feed member, and a control unit configured to control the drive unit. The control unit causes the drive unit to drive the feed member at a first speed and thereafter in a case where the load detected by the detection unit satisfies a predetermined condition, the control unit causes the drive unit to drive the feed member at a second speed higher than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Misaki Shiozawa
  • Patent number: 10836595
    Abstract: A rotary feeding member includes a plurality of first regions each including a plurality of first protruding portions and a plurality of first recessed portions, and a plurality of second regions each including a plurality of second protruding portions and a plurality of second recessed portions. The plurality of first regions and plurality of second regions are alternately arranged in a rotating direction of the rotary feeding member, and a ratio of a second depth of the second recessed portions to a first depth of the first recessed portions is 0.4 or greater and 0.8 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinao Chiba
  • Patent number: 10836596
    Abstract: A registration system for a printing device and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. For example, the registration system includes at least one sensor, omni wheels, a motor coupled to each omni wheel, a translating carriage, and a processor communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor, the motors, and the translating carriage, wherein the processor calculates a desired movement to move the omni wheels and the translating carriage based on the position of the print media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos M. Terrero, Michael J. Linder, Roberto A. Irizarry, Jeffrey N. Swing