Patents by Inventor Ryohsuke AKAISHI

Ryohsuke AKAISHI 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: 20230303352
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus including a sheet feeder, a sheet processing device, a sheet ejection device, a purge unit, a multifeed sensor, and circuitry. The sheet feeder feeds a sheet toward a sheet conveyance passage. The sheet processing device performs a predetermined operation on the sheet. The sheet ejection device stacks the sheet when the predetermined operation has been performed. The purge unit stacks the sheet when the predetermined operation has not been performed. The multifeed sensor detects whether sheets are multifed and a number of multifed sheets. The circuitry counts a number of sheets, determines that the sheets stacked in the purge unit is full when a number of counted sheets reaches a predetermined number of sheets, and conveys the multifed sheets toward the purge unit and adds the number of counted sheets according to the number of multifed sheets, in response to detection of the multifed sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohsuke AKAISHI, Akira KUNIEDA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI, Hirofumi HORITA, Satoshi KUNO, Koju KAWAKAMI, Yasunobu KIDOURA
  • Publication number: 20230264491
    Abstract: A sheet feeder includes a sheet stacker, a sheet feed roller, a separation roller pair, and a lifter. Sheets are conveyed and stacked on the sheet stacker. The sheet feed roller feeds the sheets. The separation roller pair separates the sheets fed by the sheet feed roller one by one. The lifter lifts and lowers the sheet stacker depending on a stack amount of the sheets. The sheet stacker includes a first stacking face, a second stacking face, and a bent portion integrally connecting the stacking faces such that the stacking faces form a specified angle. The sheet stacker stacks the sheets such that a center of gravity of the sheets is positioned above the first stacking face and integrally displaces the stacking faces when the lifter operates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi HORITA, Akira Kunieda, Yohsuke Haraguchi, Satoshi Kuno, Koju Kawakami, Yasuobu Kidoura, Ryohsuke Akaishi
  • Publication number: 20230264461
    Abstract: A sheet processing device includes a sheet storage and a sheet displacer. The sheet storage includes a first storage portion that includes a first wall that is one side wall of the sheet storage and a second wall that is part of another side wall of the sheet storage and a second storage portion that includes a third wall continuous to the first wall and the second wall. The sheet displacer displaces a preceding sheet stored in the sheet storage and contacts an upper end of the preceding sheet to displace the preceding sheet such that the upper end of the preceding sheet moves toward the third wall. The second wall and the third wall are coupled via a bent portion that bends in a manner such that a storage space of the second storage portion is greater than a storage space of the first storage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi KUNO, Akira KUNIEDA, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI, Hirofumi HORITA, Koju KAWAKAMI, Yasunobu KIDOURA, Ryohsuke AKAISHI
  • Publication number: 20230264909
    Abstract: A sheet separation device that conveys a two-ply sheet in a state where the one side joined is located on an upstream side or a downstream side of the two-ply sheet in a conveyance direction, separates the two-ply sheet into the two sheets, and inserts an inner sheet from a non-joined side opposite the joined side in the sheet conveyance direction so that the inner sheet is sandwiched between the two sheets overlaid with each other includes a conveying roller pair including a pair of rollers and circuitry. The conveying roller pair conveys the two-ply sheet and holds a joined portion of in the two-ply sheet at which the two sheets are joined, at a nip portion of the conveying roller pair when the inner sheet is inserted into the two-ply sheet. The circuitry contacts the inner sheet against the joined portion of the two-ply sheet to perform skew correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koju KAWAKAMI, Akira Kunieda, Yohsuke Haraguchi, Hirofumi Horita, Saloshi Kuno, Yasunobu Kidoura, Ryohsuke Akaishi
  • Publication number: 20230256726
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus including a sheet feeder, a sheet processing device, a sheet ejection device, a purge unit, a multifeed sensor, a sheet sensor, and circuitry. The circuitry stops an operation of the sheet processing apparatus when the multifeed sensor has not detected multifeed of the sheet and the sheet sensor does not detect a trailing end of the sheet after a first set time from detection of a leading end of the sheet, stop the operation when the multifeed sensor has detected the multifeed and the sheet sensor does not detect the trailing end of the sheet after a second set time from the detection, and conveys the sheet toward the purge unit without stopping the operation when the multifeed sensor has detected the multifeed and the sheet sensor detects the trailing end of the sheet before the second set time elapses from the detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira KUNIEDA, Satoshi KUNO, Hirofumi HORITA, Koju KAWAKAMI, Yasunobu KIDOURA, Ryohsuke AKAISHI, Yohsuke HARAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20230244164
    Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a sheet laminator. The image forming apparatus forms an image on a sheet being conveyed as an inner sheet. The sheet laminator performs a sheet laminating operation on a two-ply sheet in which the sheet conveyed from the image forming apparatus is inserted between two sheets of the two-ply sheet. The sheet laminator includes a heater and circuitry. The heater heats the two-ply sheet during the sheet laminating operation. The circuitry is to execute a control mode when a specific abnormal event occurs among a plurality of abnormal events that occurs in the image forming apparatus, where the control mode maintains heating by the heater of the sheet laminator for a predetermined time and interrupt the heating by the heater when an abnormal event other than the specific abnormal event occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunobu KIDOURA, Akira Kunieda, Yohsuke Haraguchi, Hirofumi Horita, Satoshi Kuno, Koju Kwakami, Ryohsuke Akaishi
  • Publication number: 20220321723
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet tray, a blower, a feeder, an illuminator, an imager, and circuitry. The sheet tray stacks sheets. The blower blows air to the sheets stacked on the sheet tray and floats an uppermost sheet of the sheets. The feeder feeds the uppermost sheet. The illuminator illuminates the uppermost sheet floating. The imager captures an image including the uppermost sheet illuminated by the illuminator. The circuitry adjusts an imaging condition based on the image captured by the imager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryohsuke AKAISHI
  • Patent number: 11360421
    Abstract: A sheet sorting device includes a plurality of trays, a tray shifter, a tray stop position detector, and circuitry. The plurality of trays is disposed in multiple stages in a vertical direction and configured to stack a sheet. The tray shifter is configured to move the plurality of trays separately in a tray shift direction. The tray stop position detector is configured to detect stop positions of the plurality of trays separately. The circuitry is configured to cause the tray shifter to move the plurality of trays to home positions in an initial operation, at least one tray having a home position opposite to a home position of another tray in the tray shift direction. The circuitry is configured to, while moving the plurality of trays at a same time in the initial operation, cause the tray shifter to move the trays in directions opposite to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Fujita, Yasushi Tsuruoka, Takamasa Matsumoto, Hiroaki Utagawa, Ryohsuke Akaishi, Hisayoshi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20200310321
    Abstract: A sheet sorting device includes a plurality of trays, a tray shifter, a tray stop position detector, and circuitry. The plurality of trays is disposed in multiple stages in a vertical direction and configured to stack a sheet. The tray shifter is configured to move the plurality of trays separately in a tray shift direction. The tray stop position detector is configured to detect stop positions of the plurality of trays separately. The circuitry is configured to cause the tray shifter to move the plurality of trays to home positions in an initial operation, at least one tray having a home position opposite to a home position of another tray in the tray shift direction. The circuitry is configured to, while moving the plurality of trays at a same time in the initial operation, cause the tray shifter to move the trays in directions opposite to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu FUJITA, Yasushi TSURUOKA, Takamasa MATSUMOTO, Hiroaki UTAGAWA, Ryohsuke AKAISHI, Hisayoshi SUGAWARA