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: 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