Patents by Inventor Masaya HAMAGUCHI

Masaya HAMAGUCHI 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: 20210291531
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a liquid discharge head including a nozzle face including a nozzle configured to discharge a liquid, a head cap configured to cover the nozzle face of the liquid discharge head, a buffer tank disposed downstream from the head cap in a direction of collection of the liquid from the liquid discharge head and configured to temporarily store the liquid, a communication passage coupling the head cap and the buffer tank, and a heater configured to heat the liquid stored in the buffer tank. The quid discharge apparatus further includes a heat source configured to generate heat and a heat introduction passage coupling the heat source with the buffer tank, to introduce exhaust heat from the heat source into the buffer tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehisa Shibasaki, Naohiro Toda, Masaya Hamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200276839
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a temperature controlling member configured to heat or cool a conveyed substrate to which a liquid is applied, the conveyed substrate contacting an outer peripheral surface of the temperature controlling member; and an upstream inlet air unit configured to draw air between the substrate and the temperature controlling member, the upstream inlet air unit being provided upstream of a contact location of the substrate with the temperature controlling member, in a conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiya SATOH, Teiichiro ISHIKAWA, Masaya HAMAGUCHI, Yusuke KOMINE, Huizee THEN, Naohiro TODA, Hidehisa SHIBASAKI
  • Patent number: 10723158
    Abstract: A line head type liquid discharge apparatus includes a treatment liquid applying device, a first discharging device, a heating device, and a second discharging device. The treatment liquid applying device applies a treatment liquid to a non-permeable base material. The first discharging device discharges a first ink containing an organic solvent onto the non-permeable base material to which the treatment liquid has been applied. The heating device heats, with an infrared ray, the non-permeable base material onto which the first ink has been discharged. The second discharging device discharges a second ink containing an organic solvent onto the non-permeable base material heated by the heating device. A content ratio of the organic solvent contained in the first ink is higher than a content ratio of the organic solvent contained in the second ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohiro Toda, Takuma Nakamura, Yukie Inoue, Masaya Hamaguchi, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10576757
    Abstract: A dryer includes a conveyor to convey a film including a first surface onto which a liquid is applied, a noncontact heater to heat the first surface of the film conveyed by the conveyor without contacting the first surface, a contact heater to contact and heat a second surface of the film opposite the first surface, and circuitry to set a first heating temperature of the contact heater less than 85° C. and set a second heating temperature of the noncontact heater to be 30° C. to 90° C. higher than the first heating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Nakamura, Naohiro Toda, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Masaya Hamaguchi, Yukie Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190299692
    Abstract: A line head type liquid discharge apparatus includes a treatment liquid applying device, a first discharging device, a heating device, and a second discharging device. The treatment liquid applying device applies a treatment liquid to a non-permeable base material. The first discharging device discharges a first ink containing an organic solvent onto the non-permeable base material to which the treatment liquid has been applied. The heating device heats, with an infrared ray, the non-permeable base material onto which the first ink has been discharged. The second discharging device discharges a second ink containing an organic solvent onto the non-permeable base material heated by the heating device. A content ratio of the organic solvent contained in the first ink is higher than a content ratio of the organic solvent contained in the second ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Naohiro TODA, Takuma Nakamura, Yukie Inoue, Masaya Hamaguchi, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20190283459
    Abstract: A dryer includes a conveyor to convey a film including a first surface onto which a liquid is applied, a noncontact heater to heat the first surface of the film conveyed by the conveyor without contacting the first surface, a contact heater to contact and heat a second surface of the film opposite the first surface, and circuitry to set a first heating temperature of the contact heater less than 85° C. and set a second heating temperature of the noncontact heater to be 30° C. to 90° C. higher than the first heating temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuma Nakamura, Naohiro Toda, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Masaya Hamaguchi, Yukie Inoue
  • Patent number: 9889667
    Abstract: A maintenance device used in a liquid discharge head includes a first cap to seal a nozzle face of the liquid discharge head, a second cap disposed outside the first cap, and a humidity conditioner disposed outside the first cap and inside the second cap. The second cap seals the first cap and at least a contact portion between the nozzle face of the liquid discharge head and the first cap. The humidity conditioner adjusts humidity in a space between the first cap and the second cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Hamaguchi, Shunichi Oohara
  • Publication number: 20170266974
    Abstract: A maintenance device used in a liquid discharge head includes a first cap to seal a nozzle face of the liquid discharge head, a second cap disposed outside the first cap, and a humidity conditioner disposed outside the first cap and inside the second cap. The second cap seals the first cap and at least a contact portion between the nozzle face of the liquid discharge head and the first cap. The humidity conditioner adjusts humidity in a space between the first cap and the second cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya HAMAGUCHI, Shunichi OOHARA
  • Patent number: 9195163
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer bearer disposed facing a latent image bearer in a development range, and an alternating voltage application unit to apply alternating voltage to the developer bearer to generate an alternating electrical field in the development range to cause toner to move from the developer bearer to the latent image bearer while reciprocating therebetween. The alternating voltage has a frequency within a range from 20 kHz to 60 kHz and a peak-to-peak voltage equal to or greater than 300 V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Hamaguchi, Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140255062
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developer bearer disposed facing a latent image bearer in a development range, and an alternating voltage application unit to apply alternating voltage to the developer bearer to generate an alternating electrical field in the development range to cause toner to move from the developer bearer to the latent image bearer while reciprocating therebetween. The alternating voltage has a frequency within a range from 20 kHz to 60 kHz and a peak-to-peak voltage equal to or greater than 300 V.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Masaya HAMAGUCHI, Hitoshi Nakamura