Patents by Inventor Hidehisa SHIBASAKI

Hidehisa SHIBASAKI 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: 20210291531
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a liquid discharge head including a nozzle face including a nozzle configured to discharge a liquid, a head cap configured to cover the nozzle face of the liquid discharge head, a buffer tank disposed downstream from the head cap in a direction of collection of the liquid from the liquid discharge head and configured to temporarily store the liquid, a communication passage coupling the head cap and the buffer tank, and a heater configured to heat the liquid stored in the buffer tank. The quid discharge apparatus further includes a heat source configured to generate heat and a heat introduction passage coupling the heat source with the buffer tank, to introduce exhaust heat from the heat source into the buffer tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehisa Shibasaki, Naohiro Toda, Masaya Hamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200276839
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a temperature controlling member configured to heat or cool a conveyed substrate to which a liquid is applied, the conveyed substrate contacting an outer peripheral surface of the temperature controlling member; and an upstream inlet air unit configured to draw air between the substrate and the temperature controlling member, the upstream inlet air unit being provided upstream of a contact location of the substrate with the temperature controlling member, in a conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya SATOH, Teiichiro ISHIKAWA, Masaya HAMAGUCHI, Yusuke KOMINE, Huizee THEN, Naohiro TODA, Hidehisa SHIBASAKI