Patents by Inventor Kohtaroh ODA

Kohtaroh ODA 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: 20210266423
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a first scanner, a second scanner, and circuitry. The first scanner is configured to read a first side of a recording medium. The second scanner is configured to read a second side of the recording medium. The circuitry is configured to generate a first correction value to correct misalignment between the first side and the second side. The circuitry is configured to input a second correction value. The circuitry is configured to correct an image based on the first correction value and the second correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: TATSUYA ISHII, KOHTAROH ODA, TETSUYA OFUCHI, TOMOAKI SUGA, YUKIFUMI KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10012939
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device configured to form a first image on a first side of a recording medium and a second image on a second side of the recording medium, a position detector configured to detect respective positions of the first and second images, and a controller configured to perform, based on detection results obtained by the position detector, at least one of an image position correction by matching the first and second images and a magnification error correction by calculating and correcting a magnification error of one of the first and second images relative to the other. A program product used in the image forming apparatus includes a method of forming the first image and the second image, detecting the respective positions of the first and second images, and matching a position or a size of the first and second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nishimura, Hideyo Makino, Yasuyuki Sekino, Kohtaroh Oda, Tohru Matsumoto, Yuji Karikusa, Yukifumi Kobayashi, Kohsuke Yoshida, Daiki Sekita, Yuusuke Kumagawa, Hiroki Terauchi
  • Publication number: 20170131671
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device configured to form a. first image on a first side of a recording medium and a second image on a second side of the recording medium, a position detector configured to detect respective positions of the first and second images, and a controller configured to perform, based on detection results obtained by the position detector, at least one of an image position correction by matching the first and second images and a magnification error correction by calculating and correcting a magnification error of one of the first and second images relative to the other. A program product used in the image forming apparatus includes a method of forming the first image and the second image, detecting the respective positions of the first and second images, and matching a position or a size of the first and second images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki NISHIMURA, Hideyo MAKINO, Yasuyuki SEKINO, Kohtaroh ODA, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Yuji KARIKUSA, Yukifumi KOBAYASHI, Kohsuke YOSHIDA, Daiki SEKITA, Yuusuke KUMAGAWA, Hiroki TERAUCHI
  • Patent number: 9150370
    Abstract: A sheet feeder, which is incorporated in an image forming apparatus, includes a sheet container, a sheet conveying member disposed facing a sheet stack that includes multiple sheet members loaded on the sheet container to separate an uppermost sheet member placed on the sheet stack from the other sheet members and to convey the uppermost sheet member, and a pressing member switchable between a pressing position to press the sheet stack from above and a retracted position to separate from the sheet stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ogino, Tetsuya Ofuchi, Yasuyuki Sekino, Kohtaroh Oda
  • Publication number: 20150115518
    Abstract: A sheet feeder, which is incorporated in an image forming apparatus, includes a sheet container, a sheet conveying member disposed facing a sheet stack that includes multiple sheet members loaded on the sheet container to separate an uppermost sheet member placed on the sheet stack from the other sheet members and to convey the uppermost sheet member, and a pressing member switchable between a pressing position to press the sheet stack from above and a retracted position to separate from the sheet stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro OGINO, Tetsuya OFUCHI, Yasuyuki SEKINO, Kohtaroh ODA