Hisanobu Ajima 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).
Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus in which a correction value is acquired from a storage device provided in a coloring agent cartridge mounted in the image forming apparatus, it is determined whether the acquired correction value is within a specified numerical range, and when it is determined that the acquired correction value is not within the specified numerical range, a control parameter of a specified process relevant to an image forming operation is corrected based on a specified correction value previously set to correct the control parameter of the specified process performed by the image forming apparatus.
Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention, an electrophotographic toner contains 100 parts by weight of a toner resin, from 0.01 to 10 parts by weight of a cyclodextrin compound, first silica having an average particle diameter of from 20 to 40 nm, and second silica having an average particle diameter of from 8 to 14 nm.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image formation-related information and a setting unit which sets image formation parameters on the basis of the image formation-related information.
Abstract: A wax dispersion in a developing agent using a polyester resin is improved by adding an ester wax in the polyester polymerizing step or both in the polymerizing and kneading steps, or by adding a compatibilizing agent selected from the group consisting of alkylene block copolymer or graft copolymer to a polyester-styrene hybrid resin used in place of the polyester resin.