Patents by Inventor Masaki Suto

Masaki Suto 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: 20220252962
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises: an imaging unit configured to image an occupant from front of the occupant in a vehicle longitudinal direction in a vehicle interior; and a light emitting unit including a first light emitting portion and a second light emitting portion configured to irradiate an imaging range of the imaging unit. An optical axis of irradiation light from the first light emitting portion and an optical axis of irradiation light from the second light emitting portion intersect with each other between the light emitting unit and the occupant in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Masaki SUTO, Tomoya HAGIHARA, Tatsuya YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 11262674
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transport belt, a first intermediate transfer belt, and a second intermediate transfer belt. The transport belt is disposed along a transport path extending in a vertical direction. The transport belt is configured to transport a recording medium while coming into contact with one surface of the recording medium. The first intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich the recording medium together with the transport belt. An image is transferred from the first intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium. The second intermediate transfer belt is disposed above the first intermediate transfer belt. The second intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich, together with the transport belt, the recording medium which is in a state where the recording medium is sandwiched between the first intermediate transfer belt and the transport belt. An image being transferred from the second intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Ichiki, Akira Shimodaira, Keita Hashimoto, Toshihiro Goda, Masaki Suto
  • Patent number: 11262697
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a medium transport path; a first image transport path that is disposed so as to oppose the medium transport path and along which an image to be formed on the medium is transported; an image forming part that forms the image and is disposed adjacent to the first image transport path; and a second image transport path that is disposed so as to oppose the medium transport path, that is located at a distance from the image forming part, and along which an image to be formed on the medium is transported, the second image transport path, the first image transport path, and the medium transport path, together surrounding the image forming part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Goda, Yukihiro Ichiki, Akira Shimodaira, Keita Hashimoto, Masaki Suto
  • Publication number: 20210294263
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a medium transport path; a first image transport path that is disposed so as to oppose the medium transport path and along which an image to be formed on the medium is transported; an image forming part that forms the image and is disposed adjacent to the first image transport path; and a second image transport path that is disposed so as to oppose the medium transport path, that is located at a distance from the image forming part, and along which an image to be formed on the medium is transported, the second image transport path, the first image transport path, and the medium transport path, together surrounding the image forming part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro GODA, Yukihiro ICHIKI, Akira SHIMODAIRA, Keita HASHIMOTO, Masaki SUTO
  • Publication number: 20210124290
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transport belt, a first intermediate transfer belt, and a second intermediate transfer belt. The transport belt is disposed along a transport path extending in a vertical direction. The transport belt is configured to transport a recording medium while coming into contact with one surface of the recording medium. The first intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich the recording medium together with the transport belt. An image is transferred from the first intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium. The second intermediate transfer belt is disposed above the first intermediate transfer belt. The second intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich, together with the transport belt, the recording medium which is in a state where the recording medium is sandwiched between the first intermediate transfer belt and the transport belt. An image being transferred from the second intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro ICHIKI, Akira SHIMODAIRA, Keita HASHIMOTO, Toshihiro GODA, Masaki SUTO
  • Patent number: 10915043
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transport belt, a first intermediate transfer belt, and a second intermediate transfer belt. The transport belt is disposed along a transport path extending in a vertical direction. The transport belt is configured to transport a recording medium while coming into contact with one surface of the recording medium. The first intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich the recording medium together with the transport belt. An image is transferred from the first intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium. The second intermediate transfer belt is disposed above the first intermediate transfer belt. The second intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich, together with the transport belt, the recording medium which is in a state where the recording medium is sandwiched between the first intermediate transfer belt and the transport belt. An image being transferred from the second intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Ichiki, Akira Shimodaira, Keita Hashimoto, Toshihiro Goda, Masaki Suto
  • Patent number: 10852669
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a transport path that transports an image forming medium in a top-bottom direction; a first image forming unit including a first intermediate transfer belt, which is disposed so as to face the transport path, to which toner images formed in multiple first toner-image forming units are transferred, and from which the toner images are transferred to the medium transported along the transport path; a second image forming unit including a second intermediate transfer belt, which is disposed upstream of the first image forming unit in a medium transport direction so as to face the transport path, to which toner images formed in multiple second toner-image forming units are transferred, and from which the toner images are transferred to the medium transported along the transport path; and a ventilation path formed between the first image forming unit and the second image forming unit, which are spaced apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Goda, Yukihiro Ichiki, Akira Shimodaira, Keita Hashimoto, Masaki Suto
  • Patent number: 10670996
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first forming unit that forms a superimposed toner image, in which yellow, magenta, and cyan toner images are superimposed on one another, on a first intermediate transfer unit; a second forming unit that is located downstream of the first forming unit in a recording-medium transport direction and that forms a black toner image on a second intermediate transfer unit; a first transfer part that transfers the superimposed toner image formed on the first intermediate transfer unit by the first forming unit to a recording medium; and a second transfer part that is located downstream of the first transfer part in the recording-medium transport direction and that transfers, in a superimposed manner, the black toner image formed on the second intermediate transfer unit by the second forming unit to the superimposed toner image on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Hashimoto, Yukihiro Ichiki, Masaki Suto, Akira Shimodaira, Toshihiro Goda
  • Publication number: 20200096912
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a transport path that transports an image forming medium in a top-bottom direction; a first image forming unit including a first intermediate transfer belt, which is disposed so as to face the transport path, to which toner images formed in multiple first toner-image forming units are transferred, and from which the toner images are transferred to the medium transported along the transport path; a second image forming unit including a second intermediate transfer belt, which is disposed upstream of the first image forming unit in a medium transport direction so as to face the transport path, to which toner images formed in multiple second toner-image forming units are transferred, and from which the toner images are transferred to the medium transported along the transport path; and a ventilation path formed between the first image forming unit and the second image forming unit, which are spaced apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro GODA, Yukihiro ICHIKI, Akira SHIMODAIRA, Keita HASHIMOTO, Masaki SUTO
  • Publication number: 20200096915
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first forming unit that forms a superimposed toner image, in which yellow, magenta, and cyan toner images are superimposed on one another, on a first intermediate transfer unit; a second forming unit that is located downstream of the first forming unit in a recording-medium transport direction and that forms a black toner image on a second intermediate transfer unit; a first transfer part that transfers the superimposed toner image formed on the first intermediate transfer unit by the first forming unit to a recording medium; and a second transfer part that is located downstream of the first transfer part in the recording-medium transport direction and that transfers, in a superimposed manner, the black toner image formed on the second intermediate transfer unit by the second forming unit to the superimposed toner image on the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita HASHIMOTO, Yukihiro ICHIKI, Masaki SUTO, Akira SHIMODAIRA, Toshihiro GODA
  • Publication number: 20200073293
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transport belt, a first intermediate transfer belt, and a second intermediate transfer belt. The transport belt is disposed along a transport path extending in a vertical direction. The transport belt is configured to transport a recording medium while coming into contact with one surface of the recording medium. The first intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich the recording medium together with the transport belt. An image is transferred from the first intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium. The second intermediate transfer belt is disposed above the first intermediate transfer belt. The second intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich, together with the transport belt, the recording medium which is in a state where the recording medium is sandwiched between the first intermediate transfer belt and the transport belt. An image being transferred from the second intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro ICHIKI, Akira SHIMODAIRA, Keita HASHIMOTO, Toshihiro GODA, Masaki SUTO
  • Patent number: 10289027
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer carrier that rotates while holding a developer, a developer container that supports the developer carrier and contains the developer, a transport member that is supported in the developer container and that transports the developer by rotating, and a conveying member that is disposed on the transport member and that conveys air in the developer container toward an exhaust port, which enables the air in the developer container to be exhausted outside, along with rotation of the transport member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sako, Masaki Suto
  • Publication number: 20180253030
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer carrier that rotates while holding a developer, a developer container that supports the developer carrier and contains the developer, a transport member that is supported in the developer container and that transports the developer by rotating, and a conveying member that is disposed on the transport member and that conveys air in the developer container toward an exhaust port, which enables the air in the developer container to be exhausted outside, along with rotation of the transport member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi SAKO, Masaki SUTO
  • Patent number: 8712289
    Abstract: A light irradiation element includes a cavity through which light passes and a translucent light conduit bordering the cavity, allowing light to pass therethrough and transmitting the light passed through the cavity, the light irradiation element being disposed along a longitudinal direction of an image bearing body on which an electrostatic latent image is formed and directing the light passed through the light conduit to irradiate the image bearing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichirou Kawahara, Masaki Suto, Hiroshi Shokaku
  • Patent number: 8639153
    Abstract: A cleaning body has: a shaft; a cleaning member that is spirally wound around the shaft, and that has an elastic layer and an adhesive layer whose obverse is adhered to the elastic layer and whose reverse is adhered to the shaft; and a contacting member that is provided at least one end portion in an axial direction of the shaft, and that contacts the adhesive layer at a position away from an circumferential surface of the shaft. The cleaning body causes the elastic layer to contact a body to be cleaned, and cleans a body to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Suto
  • Publication number: 20120251183
    Abstract: A light irradiation element includes a cavity through which light passes and a translucent light conduit bordering the cavity, allowing light to pass therethrough and transmitting the light passed through the cavity, the light irradiation element being disposed along a longitudinal direction of an image bearing body on which an electrostatic latent image is formed and directing the light passed through the light conduit to irradiate the image bearing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichirou KAWAHARA, Masaki SUTO, Hiroshi SHOKAKU
  • Patent number: 8224207
    Abstract: A light irradiation element includes a cavity through which light passes and a translucent light conduit bordering the cavity, allowing light to pass therethrough and transmitting the light passed through the cavity, the light irradiation element being disposed along a longitudinal direction of an image bearing body on which an electrostatic latent image is formed and directing the light passed through the light conduit to irradiate the image bearing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ichirou Kawahara, Masaki Suto, Hiroshi Shokaku
  • Patent number: 8165511
    Abstract: An offset correcting device includes: an endless belt-like member having an endless belt-like shape; a rotation supporting member that has a rotation shaft in which an axial direction extends along a width direction of the endless belt-like member, and that is rotated while supporting the endless belt-like member; an interlocking member that is supported by one end portion of the rotation shaft to be movable along the axial direction, and that is capable of being contacted with a width direction edge of the endless belt-like member; and a shaft displacing member as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Nakamura, Masaki Suto
  • Patent number: 8126363
    Abstract: A belt feed apparatus, includes: an endless belt member; a belt back surface member including a close portion disposed close to the endless belt member to such a degree that, when the endless belt member stands stationary, the close portion is prevented from touching the endless belt member, and while the endless belt member is circulating, the close portion can be contacted with the endless belt member irregularly; and a non-sticking portion that includes a non-sucking surface contactable with the endless belt member to prevent the endless belt member from being electrostatically sucked to the close portion, the non-sucking surface being provided in an entire portion or part of a surface of the close portion opposed to the endless belt member, and due to the existence of the non-sucking surface, the non-sticking portion being able to prevent the endless belt member from sticking to the close portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohisa Fujita, Takuya Kobayashi, Masaki Suto, Toshihiro Kanematsu
  • Publication number: 20110170900
    Abstract: A cleaning body has: a shaft; a cleaning member that is spirally wound around the shaft, and that has an elastic layer and an adhesive layer whose obverse is adhered to the elastic layer and whose reverse is adhered to the shaft; and a contacting member that is provided at least one end portion in an axial direction of the shaft, and that contacts the adhesive layer at a position away from an circumferential surface of the shaft. The cleaning body causes the elastic layer to contact a body to be cleaned, and cleans a body to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki SUTO