Patents by Inventor Masaya Kawada

Masaya Kawada 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).

  • Patent number: 9547272
    Abstract: To provide a cleaning blade having an elastic body portion containing urethane rubber and a support member supporting the elastic body portion. A free end portion of the elastic body has a first region in which the Young's modulus gradually decreases in the depth direction from the principal surface facing the surface of the member to be cleaned on the edge face side and a second region in which the Young's modulus does not vary in the depth direction from the principal surface on the side closer to the support member relative to the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Ito, Kenji Karashima, Masaya Kawada, Tomohiro Tanoue, Masahiro Watabe
  • Patent number: 9541887
    Abstract: A cleaning blade includes an image region and a non-image region in which Young's moduli at positions separated by a distance of L ?m from an edge portion in contact with an photosensitive drum are respectively defined as YL and Y?L, Y0 and Y?0 are 10 mgf/?m2 or more and 400 mgf/?m2 or less, Y50/Y0 is 0.5 or less, [{(Y0?Y20)/Y0}/(20?0)] is equal to or more than [{(Y20?Y50)/Y0}/(50?20)] and, the Young's modulus Y50 ?the Young's modulus Y?L where L satisfies 0?L ?100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanobu Nakajima, Norihiko Kubo, Hisataka Hisakuni, Masaya Kawada, Kenji Karashima
  • Publication number: 20160124375
    Abstract: A cleaning blade includes an image region and a non-image region in which Young's moduli at positions separated by a distance of L ?m from an edge portion in contact with an photosensitive drum are respectively defined as YL and Y?L, Y0 and Y?0 are 10 mgf/?m2 or more and 400 mgf/?m2 or less, Y50/Y0 is 0.5 or less, [{(Y0?Y20)/Y0}/(20?0)] is equal to or more than [{(Y20?Y50)/Y0}/(50?20)] and, the Young's modulus Y50 the Young's modulus Y?L where L satisfies 0?L?100 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Masanobu Nakajima, Norihiko Kubo, Hisataka Hisakuni, Masaya Kawada, Kenji Karashima
  • Publication number: 20160124376
    Abstract: To provide a cleaning blade having an elastic body portion containing urethane rubber and a support member supporting the elastic body portion. A free end portion of the elastic body has a first region in which the Young's modulus gradually decreases in the depth direction from the principal surface facing the surface of the member to be cleaned on the edge face side and a second region in which the Young's modulus does not vary in the depth direction from the principal surface on the side closer to the support member relative to the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Shingo Ito, Kenji Karashima, Masaya Kawada, Tomohiro Tanoue, Masahiro Watabe
  • Patent number: 9170556
    Abstract: A urethane rubber cleaning blade, wherein a surface of a contact portion of the cleaning blade that comes into contact with a member to be cleaned has a Young's modulus (Y0) of 10 mgf/?m2 or more and 400 mgf/?m2 or less, the ratio (Y50/Y0) of the Young's modulus (Y50) of an internal portion of the cleaning blade 50 ?m spaced apart from the surface of the contact portion to the Young's modulus (Y0) is 0.5 or less, and the average rate of change in Young's modulus from the surface to an internal portion of the cleaning blade 20 ?m spaced apart from the surface is greater than or equal to the average rate of change in Young's modulus from the internal portion of the cleaning blade 20 ?m spaced apart from the surface to an internal portion of the cleaning blade 50 ?m spaced apart from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Karashima, Masaya Kawada, Tomohiro Tanoue, Masahiro Watabe, Shingo Ito
  • Patent number: 9037069
    Abstract: In a method for producing a cleaning blade, a first composition obtained by causing a reaction of diphenylmethane diisocyanate and a first aliphatic polyester polyol which has a number-average molecular weight of 2000 to 3500 and is used in an amount of 20 to 40 mol % relative to the diphenylmethane diisocyanate and a second composition containing a urethane rubber-synthesizing catalyst and a second aliphatic polyester polyol which has a number-average molecular weight of 2000 to 3500 and is the same as or different from the first aliphatic polyester polyol are mixed so that a relationship between a number of moles (MNCO [mol]) of an NCO group in the first composition and a number of moles (MOH [mol]) of an OH group in the second composition satisfies 0.05?MOH/MNCO?0.20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Watabe, Masaya Kawada, Tomohiro Tanoue
  • Patent number: 9026027
    Abstract: A cleaning blade includes a polyester urethane rubber. In an IR spectrum measured by ?ATR on the surface of a contact portion of the polyester urethane rubber at which the cleaning blade comes into contact with a member to be cleaned, a ratio (ISI/ISE) of an intensity (ISI) of a C—N peak due to an isocyanurate group included in the polyester urethane rubber to an intensity (ISE) of a C?O peak due to an ester group included in the polyester urethane rubber is 0.65 or more and 2.50 or less. A siloxane compound is present on the surface of the contact portion of the polyester urethane rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Tanoue, Masahiro Watabe, Masaya Kawada
  • Publication number: 20140323667
    Abstract: In a method for producing a cleaning blade, a first composition obtained by causing a reaction of diphenylmethane diisocyanate and a first aliphatic polyester polyol which has a number-average molecular weight of 2000 to 3500 and is used in an amount of 20 to 40 mol % relative to the diphenylmethane diisocyanate and a second composition containing a urethane rubber-synthesizing catalyst and a second aliphatic polyester polyol which has a number-average molecular weight of 2000 to 3500 and is the same as or different from the first aliphatic polyester polyol are mixed so that a relationship between a number of moles (MNCO [mol]) of an NCO group in the first composition and a number of moles (MOH [mol]) of an OH group in the second composition satisfies 0.05?MOH/MNCO?0.20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Watabe, Masaya Kawada, Tomohiro Tanoue
  • Publication number: 20140321895
    Abstract: A cleaning blade includes a polyester urethane rubber. In an IR spectrum measured by ?ATR on the surface of a contact portion of the polyester urethane rubber at which the cleaning blade comes into contact with a member to be cleaned, a ratio (ISI/ISE) of an intensity (ISI) of a C—N peak due to an isocyanurate group included in the polyester urethane rubber to an intensity (ISE) of a C?O peak due to an ester group included in the polyester urethane rubber is 0.65 or more and 2.50 or less. A siloxane compound is present on the surface of the contact portion of the polyester urethane rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Tanoue, Masahiro Watabe, Masaya Kawada
  • Publication number: 20140321880
    Abstract: A urethane rubber cleaning blade, wherein a surface of a contact portion of the cleaning blade that comes into contact with a member to be cleaned has a Young's modulus (Y0) of 10 mgf/?m2 or more and 400 mgf/?m2 or less, the ratio (Y50/Y0) of the Young's modulus (Y50) of an internal portion of the cleaning blade 50 ?m spaced apart from the surface of the contact portion to the Young's modulus (Y0) is 0.5 or less, and the average rate of change in Young's modulus from the surface to an internal portion of the cleaning blade 20 ?m spaced apart from the surface is greater than or equal to the average rate of change in Young's modulus from the internal portion of the cleaning blade 20 ?m spaced apart from the surface to an internal portion of the cleaning blade 50 ?m spaced apart from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kenji Karashima, Masaya Kawada, Tomohiro Tanoue, Masahiro Watabe, Shingo Ito
  • Patent number: 8530129
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming method in which hydrophobized calcium carbonate particles having a number average particle diameter of 30 to 300 nm and hydrophobized strontium titanate particles having a number average particle diameter of 30 to 300 nm are applied to the surface of an image bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Hama, Masaya Kawada, Masaharu Miura
  • Publication number: 20120003580
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming method in which hydrophobized calcium carbonate particles having a number average particle diameter of 30 to 300 nm and hydrophobized strontium titanate particles having a number average particle diameter of 30 to 300 nm are applied to the surface of an image bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Hama, Masaya Kawada, Masaharu Miura
  • Patent number: 7280785
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus provided with a photosensitive member, a charging device for charging the photosensitive member, a developing device for developing an electrostatic image formed on the photosensitive member by a developer, a cleaning blade for removing the developer residual on the photosensitive member, a rubbing member provided upstream of the cleaning blade in the direction of rotation of the photosensitive member for rubbing the photosensitive member to assist the cleaning blade in cleaning, and a controller for controlling the surface temperature of the photosensitive member, wherein the photosensitive member has the HU (universal hardness value) of 150 N/mm2 or greater and 220 N/mm2 or less, and the elastic deformation rate of 43% or greater and 65% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaya Kawada, Hiroaki Kawakami, Noriyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 7177581
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus provided with a photosensitive member, a charging device for charging the photosensitive member, a developing device for developing an electrostatic image formed on the photosensitive member by a developer, a cleaning blade for removing the developer residual on the photosensitive member, a rubbing member provided upstream of the cleaning blade in the direction of rotation of the photosensitive member for rubbing the photosensitive member to assist the cleaning blade in cleaning, and a controller for controlling the surface temperature of the photosensitive member, wherein the photosensitive member has the HU (universal hardness value) of 150 N/mm2 or greater and 220 N/mm2 or less, and the elastic deformation rate of 43% or greater and 65% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaya Kawada, Hiroaki Kawakami, Noriyoshi Umeda
  • Publication number: 20070019982
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus provided with a photosensitive member, a charging device for charging the photosensitive member, a developing device for developing an electrostatic image formed on the photosensitive member by a developer, a cleaning blade for removing the developer residual on the photosensitive member, a rubbing member provided upstream of the cleaning blade in the direction of rotation of the photosensitive member for rubbing the photosensitive member to assist the cleaning blade in cleaning, and a controller for controlling the surface temperature of the photosensitive member, wherein the photosensitive member has the HU (universal hardness value) of 150 N/mm2 or greater and 220 N/mm2 or less, and the elastic deformation rate of 43% or greater and 65% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaya Kawada, Hiroaki Kawakami, Noriyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 7060406
    Abstract: A light-receiving member comprising a conductive substrate, and formed superposingly thereon a photosensitive layer and a surface protective layer in order. The light-receiving member has a surface roughness Ra of from 15 nm to 100 nm. Also disclosed is an image-forming apparatus having such a light-receiving member, and an image-forming method of rendering visible an electrostatic pattern formed on the light-receiving member. The light-receiving member promises stable formation of images over a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kunimasa Kawamura, Shigenori Ueda, Toshiyuki Ehara, Junichiro Hashizume, Ryuji Okamura, Masaya Kawada, Tetsuya Karaki, Hironori Ohwaki
  • Publication number: 20050117944
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus provided with a photosensitive member, a charging device for charging the photosensitive member, a developing device for developing an electrostatic image formed on the photosensitive member by a developer, a cleaning blade for removing the developer residual on the photosensitive member, a rubbing member provided upstream of the cleaning blade in the direction of rotation of the photosensitive member for rubbing the photosensitive member to assist the cleaning blade in cleaning, and a controller for controlling the surface temperature of the photosensitive member, wherein the photosensitive member has the HU (universal hardness value) of 150 N/mm2 or greater and 220 N/mm2 or less, and the elastic deformation rate of 43% or greater and 65% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaya Kawada, Hiroaki Kawakami, Noriyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 6846600
    Abstract: A process for producing an electrophotographic photosensitive member comprising the steps of depositing a non-single crystal material composed basically of silicon atoms, on a cylindrical substrate in a deposition chamber, thereafter once taking the substrate with film out of the deposition chamber, then returning it to the deposition chamber, and thereafter again depositing thereon a non-single-crystal material composed basically of carbon atoms. In another embodiment, the process comprises the steps of depositing on a cylindrical substrate a photoconductive layer formed of a non-single crystal material, subjecting to surface processing the deposited film having protrusions present at its surface, and depositing on the processed surface a surface protective layer formed of a non-single-crystal material. Also disclosed is the electrophotographic photosensitive member thus obtained, and an electrophotographic apparatus having that member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ehara, Junichiro Hashizume, Masaya Kawada, Tetsuya Karaki, Hironori Ohwaki, Kunimasa Kawamura, Ryuji Okamura, Kazuto Hosoi
  • Patent number: 6764800
    Abstract: In an electrophotographic image process, a latent image is formed on a photosensitive drum, and a toner image is formed on the latent image. The toner image is temporarily transferred onto an intermediate image-transfer element. The photosensitive drum and the intermediate image-transfer element are brought into contact at an intended contact pressure and are rotated at a prescribed relative speed. At the contact portion, fine vibrations of the photosensitive drum and the intermediate image-transfer element, which can be caused by repeated contact and separation are prevented by controlling the contact temperature between the photosensitive member and the intermediate image-transfer element to be in the range of 15 to 60° C. A kinetic frictional deviation (a standard deviation of a kinetic frictional force) is controlled to be less than the average value of the kinetic frictional force. By suppressing the fine vibration, deviation in image transfer is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Masaya Kawada, Tetsuya Karaki, Hironori Owaki
  • Publication number: 20040048180
    Abstract: There is provided an electrophotographic method, in which influence on an image quality attributable to the conditions of the photoreceptor surface is reduced and much sharper and high image quality having high resolution is obtained, when a spot size of the exposure light is made finer as progress is made in high resolution. In a digital exposure system electrophotographic method of a BAE system which performs scan-exposing for an image formation on a photoreceptor, a photoreceptor comprising a supporting member 401 comprising aluminum or an aluminum alloy and a photosensitive layer 402 deposited on the supporting member surface by applying surface treatment using water on its surface, on which a convex structure is formed corresponding to a boundary portion of a crystal grain boundary of the supporting member surface is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Kojima, Koji Yamazaki, Toshiyuki Ehara, Kazuhiko Takada, Masaya Kawada, Hironori Ohwaki