Patents by Inventor Kyoko Abe

Kyoko Abe 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: 20190245146
    Abstract: A light-emitting element with a lower voltage and higher emission efficiency is provided. The light-emitting element includes a first organic compound, a second organic compound, and a guest material. The LUMO level of the first organic compound is lower than the LUMO level of the second organic compound, and a difference between them is larger than 0 eV and smaller than or equal to 0.5 eV. Furthermore, the HOMO level of the first organic compound is lower than the HOMO level of the second organic compound. The guest material has a function of converting triplet excitation energy into light emission. The first organic compound and the second organic compound form an exciplex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Tatsuyoshi Takahashi, Kyoko Takeda, Kenta Abe, Hiroki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190217019
    Abstract: An assembly of the present invention for a syringe includes a piercing needle-attached barrel having a barrel body and a hollow piercing needle fixed to the barrel body and a seal cap for sealing a piercing needle tip. The seal cap has a hollow part and a pierceable part into which the piercing needle tip inserted into the hollow part can be pierced. The seal cap is water vapor permeable and placed in a state in which the piercing needle tip has been pierced into the pierceable part. At least the pierceable part of the seal cap is formed of an elastic material containing silicone rubber as a main material thereof, silicone particles, and a lubricant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiko KONDO, Kaori ENOMOTO, Yoshihiko ABE, Kyoko NAKAYAMA, Toru SHIBA, Yusuke YOKOYAMA, Tadashi OKUMA
  • Patent number: 9658574
    Abstract: A powder container is provided. The powder container includes a powder storage and a conveyer. The powder storage stores a powder to be used for image formation and has a vent hole to pass air between an inside and an outside of the powder storage. The conveyer conveys the powder inside the powder storage. The vent hole is on an upper surface of the powder storage facing the conveyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoh Tsuritani, Tomohiro Kubota, Yoshiyuki Shimizu, Masato Tsuji, Akinori Harada, Kyoko Abe
  • Patent number: 9551956
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, an irradiator, a developing device including a developing roller, a development bias applying device, a toner supplying roller and a supply bias applying device, and a controller. The controller changes supply bias offset by reference to at least one of five parameters including photoconductor travel distance, operation temperature of the developing device, operation humidity of the developing device, continuous operating time of the developing device, and color information of image to be produced. After changing the supply bias offset, the controller forms plural toner patterns for image density adjustment on the photoconductor by changing the development bias, and sets the development bias to a certain bias based on the image densities of the plural toner patterns so that the image produced by the developing device has a targeted image density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Abe, Yuji Nagatomo, Shintaro Yamada, Shinji Aoki
  • Publication number: 20160299455
    Abstract: A powder container is provided. The powder container includes a powder storage and a conveyer. The powder storage stores a powder to be used for image formation and has a vent hole to pass air between an inside and an outside of the powder storage. The conveyer conveys the powder inside the powder storage. The vent hole is on an upper surface of the powder storage facing the conveyer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Shoh TSURITANI, Tomohiro KUBOTA, Yoshiyuki SHIMIZU, Masato TSUJI, Akinori HARADA, Kyoko ABE
  • Publication number: 20160209774
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, an irradiator, a developing device including a developing roller, a development bias applying device, a toner supplying roller and a supply bias applying device, and a controller. The controller changes supply bias offset by reference to at least one of five parameters including photoconductor travel distance, operation temperature of the developing device, operation humidity of the developing device, continuous operating time of the developing device, and color information of image to be produced. After changing the supply bias offset, the controller forms plural toner patterns for image density adjustment on the photoconductor by changing the development bias, and sets the development bias to a certain bias based on the image densities of the plural toner patterns so that the image produced by the developing device has a targeted image density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Abe, Yuji Nagatomo, Shintaro Yamada, Shinji Aoki
  • Patent number: 9335663
    Abstract: A seal is provided to contact a rotating body installed in an image forming apparatus. Pencil hardness of the sealing element is about 2H or more and a water drop contact angle thereof is about 90 degrees or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Abe, Tomohiro Kubota, Takahiro Sanada, Yuji Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 9164435
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a nip formation pad disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of an endless belt and a pressing rotary body pressed against the nip formation pad via the endless belt to form a fixing nip between the endless belt and the pressing rotary body, through which a recording medium is conveyed. The pressing rotary body has a diameter increasing from a center to each lateral end in an axial direction thereof. The nip formation pad includes a projection disposed downstream from a rotation axis of the pressing rotary body in a recording medium conveyance direction. The projection projects toward the pressing rotary body in an amount increasing from each lateral end to a center in a longitudinal direction of the nip formation pad parallel to the axial direction of the pressing rotary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Adachi, Atsushi Takehara, Tomohiko Fujii, Yutaka Naitoh, Minoru Toyoda, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Yasuharu Kawarasaki, Naoki Nakatake, Keiji Kunimi, Takahiro Sanada, Yasuhide Matsuno, Rumi Miyazaki, Kyoko Abe, Takeshi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9134642
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device to form a toner image according to image data, a density adjustment toner pattern, and a timing adjustment toner pattern on an image bearer, a detector to detect the density adjustment toner pattern and the timing adjustment toner pattern, and an image density adjustment unit to execute image density adjustment based on an amount of toner adhering to the density adjustment toner pattern detected by the toner amount detector. The image density adjustment unit causes the image forming device to form the timing adjustment toner pattern before the density adjustment toner pattern is formed, and the image density adjustment unit adjusts a detection timing of the density adjustment toner pattern based on a detection timing of the timing adjustment toner pattern detected by the toner amount detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rumi Miyazaki, Kyoko Abe
  • Publication number: 20150192882
    Abstract: A seal is provided to contact a rotating body installed in an image forming apparatus. Pencil hardness of the sealing element is about 2H or more and a water drop contact angle thereof is about 90 degrees or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoko Abe, Tomohiro Kubota, Takahiro Sanada, Yuji Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 8983323
    Abstract: Provided is a color image forming apparatus that includes: image carriers that form toner image of black and other colors; an intermediate transfer body that makes contact with the image carriers; and transfer units that transfer the toner images on the image carriers to the intermediate transfer body. A line velocity difference is set between the image carriers and the intermediate transfer body. An accelerated cohesion degree of toner is equal to or larger than 54%. A linear velocity difference X1 between the image carrier for black and the intermediate transfer body satisfies a relation of 0<X1?1.2 mm/sec. A linear velocity difference X2 between the image carriers for the colors and the intermediate transfer body satisfies a relation of 2.1?X2?4.0 mm/sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamashita, Yuji Nagatomo, Naoki Nakatake, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Takafumi Miyazaki, Yasuhide Matsuno, Takahiro Sanada, Rumi Miyazaki, Kyoko Abe, Tomoya Adachi, Yoshie Iwakura
  • Patent number: 8971743
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a latent image bearing member, a charger, a latent image forming device, a developing device, and a transfer device is provided. The transfer device is adapted to transfer a toner image formed on the latent image bearing member onto an intermediate transfer member or a recording medium by action of a transfer elected field in a transfer position where the latent image bearing member faces the transfer device. When a non-charged portion of the latent image bearing member that has not been charged to a predetermined potential by the charger passes through the transfer position, a strength of the transfer electric field is lowered than that in transferring the toner image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Miyazaki, Naoki Nakatake, Yuji Nagatomo, Yasuhide Matsuno, Takahiro Sanada, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Kyoko Abe, Takeshi Yamashita, Tomoya Adachi
  • Patent number: 8805222
    Abstract: An image developing device includes a developer supporting body; a first conveyance path in which a first conveyance member is arranged; a second conveyance path in which a second conveyance member is arranged; and a partition member that partitions the first conveyance path and the second conveyance path and that has a first communication port and a second communication port. The first communication path and the second communication path communicates with each other through the first communication port and the second communication port. The image developing device includes a developer amount detection unit that includes an optical detection unit arranged in the second conveyance path and that optically detects an amount of the developer in the image forming device. The developer is caused to accumulate in the vicinity of the developer amount detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Nakatake, Tomohiro Kubota, Shoh Tsuritani, Yuji Nagatomo, Yasuhide Matsuno, Hiroaki Katoh, Tomoya Adachi, Rumi Miyazaki, Takafumi Miyazaki, Takeshi Yamashita, Kyoko Abe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Takahiro Sanada
  • Publication number: 20140153941
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device to form a toner image according to image data, a density adjustment toner pattern, and a timing adjustment toner pattern on an image bearer, a detector to detect the density adjustment toner pattern and the timing adjustment toner pattern, and an image density adjustment unit to execute image density adjustment based on an amount of toner adhering to the density adjustment toner pattern detected by the toner amount detector. The image density adjustment unit causes the image forming device to form the timing adjustment toner pattern before the density adjustment toner pattern is formed, and the image density adjustment unit adjusts a detection timing of the density adjustment toner pattern based on a detection timing of the timing adjustment toner pattern detected by the toner amount detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Rumi MIYAZAKI, Kyoko Abe
  • Publication number: 20140153982
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a nip formation pad disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of an endless belt and a pressing rotary body pressed against the nip formation pad via the endless belt to form a fixing nip between the endless belt and the pressing rotary body, through which a recording medium is conveyed. The pressing rotary body has a diameter increasing from a center to each lateral end in an axial direction thereof. The nip formation pad includes a projection disposed downstream from a rotation axis of the pressing rotary body in a recording medium conveyance direction. The projection projects toward the pressing rotary body in an amount increasing from each lateral end to a center in a longitudinal direction of the nip formation pad parallel to the axial direction of the pressing rotary body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya ADACHI, Atsushi TAKEHARA, Tomohiko FUJII, Yutaka NAITOH, Minoru TOYODA, Hitoshi FUJIWARA, Yasuharu KAWARASAKI, Naoki NAKATAKE, Keiji KUNIMI, Takahiro SANADA, Yasuhide MATSUNO, Rumi MIYAZAKI, Kyoko ABE, Takeshi YAMASHITA, Yasuhiro FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20130266332
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a latent image bearing member, a charger, a latent image forming device, a developing device, and a transfer device is provided. The transfer device is adapted to transfer a toner image formed on the latent image bearing member onto an intermediate transfer member or a recording medium by action of a transfer elected field in a transfer position where the latent image bearing member faces the transfer device. When a non-charged portion of the latent image bearing member that has not been charged to a predetermined potential by the charger passes through the transfer position, a strength of the transfer electric field is lowered than that in transferring the toner image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Takafumi MIYAZAKI, Naoki NAKATAKE, Yuji NAGATOMO, Yasuhide MATSUNO, Takahiro SANADA, Yasuhiro FUJIWARA, Kyoko ABE, Takeshi YAMASHITA, Tomoya ADACHI
  • Publication number: 20130236217
    Abstract: A development device to develop a latent image using developer having a degree of agglomeration of 54% or greater includes a developer bearer to carry developer thereon, and a developer supply member to contact the developer bearer to supply developer to a surface of the developer bearer. The developer supply member is disposed to satisfy at least one of two conditions: a biting amount of the developer supply member relative to the developer bearer is 0.7 mm or greater; and a contact pressure of the developer supply member against the developer bearer is 30 N/m or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Yuji NAGATOMO, Yasuhide Matsuno, Takahiro Sanada, Naoki Nakatake, Takafumi Miyazaki, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Kyoko Abe, Rumi Miyazaki, Takeshi Yamashita, Tomoya Adachi
  • Publication number: 20130195487
    Abstract: Provided is a color image forming apparatus that includes: image carriers that form toner image of black and other colors; an intermediate transfer body that makes contact with the image carriers; and transfer units that transfer the toner images on the image carriers to the intermediate transfer body. A line velocity difference is set between the image carriers and the intermediate transfer body. An accelerated cohesion degree of toner is equal to or larger than 54%. A linear velocity difference X1 between the image carrier for black and the intermediate transfer body satisfies a relation of 0<X1?1.2 mm/sec. A linear velocity difference X2 between the image carriers for the colors and the intermediate transfer body satisfies a relation of 2.1?X2?4.0 mm/sec.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Takeshi YAMASHITA, Yuji NAGATOMO, Naoki NAKATAKE, Yasuhiro FUJIWARA, Takafumi MIYAZAKI, Yasuhide MATSUNO, Takahiro SANADA, Rumi MIYAZAKI, Kyoko ABE, Tomoya ADACHI, Yoshie IWAKURA
  • Publication number: 20130058670
    Abstract: An image developing device includes a developer supporting body; a first conveyance path in which a first conveyance member is arranged; a second conveyance path in which a second conveyance member is arranged; and a partition member that partitions the first conveyance path and the second conveyance path and that has a first communication port and a second communication port. The first communication path and the second communication path communicates with each other through the first communication port and the second communication port. The image developing device includes a developer amount detection unit that includes an optical detection unit arranged in the second conveyance path and that optically detects an amount of the developer in the image forming device. The developer is caused to accumulate in the vicinity of the developer amount detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Naoki Nakatake, Tomohiro Kubota, Shoh Tsuritani, Yuji Nagatomo, Yasuhide Matsuno, Hiroaki Katoh, Tomoya Adachi, Rumi Miyazaki, Takafumi Miyazaki, Takeshi Yamashita, Kyoko Abe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Takahiro Sanada
  • Publication number: 20060239939
    Abstract: It is intended to provide deodorant compositions which are nondetrimental to the environment and yet exhibit an excellent deodorizing effect on a wide range of offensive odor components including lower fatty acids. It is also intended to provide deodorant compositions giving off little or no foul odor derived from the substrate as time passes, which is different from the offensive odor to be deodorized. This is accomplished with deodorant compositions containing lignin and an enzyme which oxidizes phenolic compounds. Preferable examples of the lignin include water-soluble lignosulfonic acid and its salt. These compositions may further contain a fragrance and/or a flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicants: Takasago International Corporation, Novozymes Aktieselsxab
    Inventors: Tadahiro Hiramoto, Yasutaka Mishima, Taichi Yamamoto, Tomas Hansen, Kyoko Abe