Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Hosokawa

Hiroshi Hosokawa 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: 11372347
    Abstract: A powder container contains powder and is attached to an image forming apparatus including: a conveying nozzle to convey the powder; a powder receiving hole of the conveying nozzle to receive the powder from the powder container; an apparatus main-body gear to transmit a driving force to the powder container; and a container receiving section including the conveying nozzle and receiving the powder container. The powder container includes: an opening at one end of the powder container in a longitudinal direction; a nozzle receiver at the opening to receive the conveying nozzle; a conveyor to convey the powder; and a container gear to drive the conveyor by meshing with the apparatus main-body gear. The container gear is to mesh with the apparatus main-body gear at a position closer to the opening than the powder receiving hole in the longitudinal direction. The opening is to mate with the container receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kikuchi, Shinji Tamaki, Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shunji Katoh, Michiharu Suzuki, Hideo Yoshizawa, Shingo Kuboki
  • Publication number: 20220181471
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an IGBT region in which an IGBT element is formed and an FWD region in which an FWD element is formed. The IGBT region includes a first region and a second region different from the first region. The FWD region and the first region of the IGBT region have a carrier extraction portion that facilitates extraction of carriers injected from a second electrode compared to the second region when a forward bias for causing the FWD element to operate as a diode is applied between a first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: MASANORI MIYATA, YUUMA KAGATA, YUKI YAKUSHIGAWA, MASARU SENOO, HIROSHI HOSOKAWA, TAKAYA NAGAI
  • Patent number: 11347163
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shunji Kato, Shinji Tamaki, Hiroshi Ikeguchi, Seiji Terazawa, Junji Yamabe, Kaori Mitsuishi, Toshihide Tomotaka, Tsunehiro Watanabe, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20220163905
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi MATSUMOTO, Tsukuru KAI, Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Makoto KOMATSU, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Yuzuru OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220091556
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body and a detachable unit to be attached to the apparatus body in an attachment direction and detached from the apparatus body in a detachment direction. The detachable unit includes a rotary body and a unit drive gear. The apparatus body includes an apparatus-body drive gear to engage with the unit drive gear of the detachable unit attached in the apparatus body, at an engageable position on a downstream side of the apparatus-body drive gear in the attachment direction. One or each of the unit drive gear and the apparatus-body drive gear moves to a retracted position at which the one or each of the unit drive gear and the apparatus-body drive gear does not engage with the other of the unit drive gear and the apparatus-body drive gear and does not interfere with attachment and detachment operations of the detachable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Yasunobu SHIMIZU, Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Hiroshi FUJIWARA, Kazuki MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 11281124
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Matsumoto, Tsukuru Kai, Hiroshi Hosokawa, Makoto Komatsu, Tadashi Hayakawa, Yuzuru Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11249421
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Matsumoto, Tsukuru Kai, Hiroshi Hosokawa, Makoto Komatsu, Tadashi Hayakawa, Yuzuru Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11231661
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shunji Kato, Shinji Tamaki, Hiroshi Ikeguchi, Seiji Terazawa, Junji Yamabe, Kaori Mitsuishi, Toshihide Tomotaka, Tsunehiro Watanabe, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20210405553
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Shunji KATO, Shinji TAMAKI, Hiroshi IKEGUCHI, Seiji TERAZAWA, Junji YAMABE, Kaori MITSUISHI, Toshihide TOMOTAKA, Tsunehiro WATANABE, Kenji KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 11209748
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shunji Kato, Shinji Tamaki, Hiroshi Ikeguchi, Seiji Terazawa, Junji Yamabe, Kaori Mitsuishi, Toshihide Tomotaka, Tsunehiro Watanabe, Kenji Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20210364949
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi MATSUMOTO, Tsukuru KAI, Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Makoto KOMATSU, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Yuzuru OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20210364947
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Shunji KATO, Shinji TAMAKI, Hiroshi IKEGUCHI, Seiji TERAZAWA, Junji YAMABE, Kaori MITSUISHI, Toshihide TOMOTAKA, Tsunehiro WATANABE, Kenji KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210349411
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Shunji KATO, Shinji TAMAKI, Hiroshi IKEGUCHI, Seiji TERAZAWA, Junji YAMABE, Kaori MITSUISHI, Toshihide TOMOTAKA, Tsunehiro WATANABE, Kenji KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210312892
    Abstract: A control device of a head-mounted device is provided. The head-mounted device includes an image capturing device configured to capture an environment around a wearer and a display device configured to display an image to the wearer. The control device includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image captured by the image capturing device, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a second image used to lead a mental state of the wearer to a target mental state, and a composition unit configured to composite the first image and the second image, thereby generating a third image to be displayed on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Osamu Nomura, Hiroshi Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 11101373
    Abstract: An insulated gate bipolar transistor includes: a semiconductor substrate; an emitter electrode arranged on one main surface of the semiconductor substrate; and a trench gate arranged in a rectangular trench having a rectangular shape and disposed on the one main surface of the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate includes a body contact region and an emitter region in a rectangular region surrounded by the rectangular trench. The rectangular trench has a straight trench that constitutes one side of the rectangular trench. The body contact region is in contact with a side of the straight trench. The emitter region is in contact with the side of the straight trench, and is adjacent to the body contact region. The body contact region has a protrusion portion protruding in a depth direction from a center portion of the body contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Iwasaki, Hiroshi Hosokawa, Yuma Kagata
  • Patent number: 11047099
    Abstract: A pass blocking apparatus includes a mechanism for permitting the intentional release of a blocking bar from a closed position to an evacuation position as necessary. The apparatus includes a blocking bar, hinge connection unit, biasing unit, and resistance unit. The blocking bar extends perpendicularly to the driving shaft axis, thereby swinging vertically by driving shaft rotation. The hinge connection unit connects the blocking bar to the driving shaft permits the blocking bar to swing horizontally from the closed to the evacuation position. The biasing unit applies a biasing force to the blocking bar, swinging the blocking bar toward the evacuation position. The resistance unit holds the blocking bar in the closed position against the biasing force. The resistance unit includes an electromagnetic device and a magnetic material, and generates the resistance force from a magnetic force by the electromagnetic device that attracts the magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KOEI INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20210165214
    Abstract: A head mounted system includes an eye imaging device configured to image an eye of a wearer of the head mounted system, a periphery imaging device configured to image a periphery of the wearer, a display device configured to display, toward the wearer, a peripheral image of the periphery of the wearer imaged by the periphery imaging device, and a control device configured to adjust display of the peripheral image on the display device based on an eye image of the eye of the wearer imaged by the eye imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokawa, Osamu Nomura, Shinichi Yamashita, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Takeshi Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20210124286
    Abstract: Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi MATSUMOTO, Tsukuru KAI, Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Makoto KOMATSU, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Yuzuru OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20210116839
    Abstract: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder container is to be fit. The powder container includes: a conveyor to convey the powder from a second end of the powder container to a first end; a container opening protruding from the first end; a nozzle receiving opening into which the conveying nozzle is to be inserted; and a butting portion provided in the container opening, to butt against the flange. When the powder container is attached to the powder conveying device, the container opening is fitted to the container setting section, and the flange and the biasing member are housed in an inner space of the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Shunji KATO, Shinji TAMAKI, Hiroshi IKEGUCHI, Seiji TERAZAWA, Junji YAMABE, Kaori MITSUISHI, Toshihide TOMOTAKA, Tsunehiro WATANABE, Kenji KIKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210116842
    Abstract: The powder container includes a container body containing a powder for image formation, the powder being to be supplied to a powder replenishing device; a conveyor configured to convey the powder from one end in a longitudinal direction to the other end at which a cylindrical container opening is formed, the conveyor being provided inside the container body; a gear configured to rotate the conveyor with an external driving force; a container cover configured to cover the gear, the container cover having a gear exposing hole for partially exposing a gear tooth; and a nozzle receiver configured to guide the conveying nozzle inside of the container body, the nozzle receiver being provided on the container opening. The container cover includes a container engaged portion provided outer than the tooth of the gear in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi HOSOKAWA, Tsukuru KAI, Junichi MATSUMOTO, Makoto KOMATSU, Tadashi HAYAKAWA, Yuzuru OZAWA, Shinji TAMAKI, Kenji KIKUCHI