Patents by Inventor Ryosuke Ebinuma

Ryosuke Ebinuma 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: 20220318582
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes a reading device and circuitry. The reading device reads a recording medium in a direction intersecting a conveyance direction of the recording medium. The circuitry detects a reference image for cutting processing of the recording medium, based on read information read by the reading device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya ISHII, Kohta AOYAGI, Kimiharu YAMAZAKI, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Ryoh ISHITSUKA
  • Publication number: 20220321708
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes a reading device and processing circuitry. The reading device reads a recording medium. The processing circuitry outputs maintenance information based on read information read by the reading device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tohru MATSUMOTO, Kohta AOYAGI, Tatsuya ISHII, Kimiharu YAMAZAKI, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Ryoh ISHITSUKA
  • Publication number: 20220291618
    Abstract: An image reading device includes an image reader and circuitry. The image reader is configured to read an image on a recording medium. The circuitry is configured to obtain defective image information and defect type information based on the image on the recording medium read by the image reader, and determine an abnormality of the image on the recording medium based on the defective image information and the defect type information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimiharu YAMAZAKI, Kohta AOYAGI, Tatsuya ISHII, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Ryoh ISHITSUKA
  • Publication number: 20220286572
    Abstract: An image inspector includes a recording device and circuitry. The reading device is configured to read an image on a recording medium. The circuitry is configured to determine whether the recording medium has a wrinkle and an edge folding based on a plurality of positions on the image on the recording medium read by the reading device satisfying a predetermined relation. The circuitry is configured to determine whether the recording medium has the wrinkle based on the predetermined relation, and then determine whether the recording medium has the edge folding based on the predetermined relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Kohta AOYAGI, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Ryoh ISHITSUKA, Kimiharu YAMAZAKI, Tatsuya ISHII
  • Publication number: 20220286576
    Abstract: An image inspecting device includes an abnormality detector and circuitry. The abnormality detector is configured to detect an abnormality of an inspection object image. The circuitry is configured to set a non-detection area to be excluded from a detection object area within which the abnormality detector detects an image abnormality and set an area including an abnormality detection portion as the non-detection area when a detection result obtained by the abnormality detector satisfies a non-detection condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoh ISHITSUKA, Kohta AOYAGI, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Kimiharu YAMAZAKI, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Tatsuya ISHII
  • Publication number: 20220263963
    Abstract: An image abnormality detecting device includes an image reader, an abnormality detector, a pattern holder, and circuitry. The image reader is configured to read an image on a recording medium. The abnormality detector is configured to detect abnormality of the image based on read information of the image on the recording medium, read by the image reader. The pattern holder has a check pattern and is disposed within a reading area of the image reader. The circuitry is configured to inspect a detecting operation of the abnormality detector based on read information of the check pattern read by the image reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohta AOYAGI, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Kimiharu YAMAZAKI, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Ryoh ISHIZUKA, Tatsuya ISHII
  • Publication number: 20220219932
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a reader, a transparent member, an opposing member, first and second conveyance rotators, and circuitry. The reader reads a sheet. The transparent member is disposed between the reader and the sheet. The opposing member is disposed facing the reader via the transparent member. The first conveyance rotator is disposed upstream from the reader in a conveyance direction of the sheet. The second conveyance rotator is disposed downstream from the reader in the conveyance direction. The circuitry cause the first conveyance rotator and the second conveyance rotator to convey a cleaning sheet at respective conveying speeds different from each other and bring the cleaning sheet into contact with at least one of the transparent member or the opposing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kimiharu YAMAZAKI, Hideyo MAKINO, Susumu MIKAJIRI, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Kohta AOYAGI, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Tatsuya ISHII
  • Patent number: 11310382
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a transparent member unit including a transparent member, an opposing member opposed to the transparent member, and a reading mechanism. The reading mechanism irradiates the opposing member and a medium being conveyed between the transparent member and the opposing member with light through the transparent member and receive reflected light from the opposing member and the medium. The reading mechanism includes a position adjuster to which the transparent member unit is secured and a guide to guide the transparent member unit in a direction intersecting a direction of conveyance of the medium to detachably attach the transparent member unit to the reading mechanism. The position adjuster changes a position at which the transparent member unit is secured with respect to the reading mechanism. The transparent member unit is secured to the position adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakayama, Susumu Mikajiri, Kimiharu Yamazaki, Tohru Matsumoto, Kohta Aoyagi, Hideyo Makino, Ryosuke Ebinuma
  • Publication number: 20210297543
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a transparent member unit including a transparent member, an opposing member opposed to the transparent member, and a reading mechanism. The reading mechanism irradiates the opposing member and a medium being conveyed between the transparent member and the opposing member with light through the transparent member and receive reflected light from the opposing member and the medium. The reading mechanism includes a position adjuster to which the transparent member unit is secured and a guide to guide the transparent member unit in a direction intersecting a direction of conveyance of the medium to detachably attach the transparent member unit to the reading mechanism. The position adjuster changes a position at which the transparent member unit is secured with respect to the reading mechanism. The transparent member unit is secured to the position adjuster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Susumu MIKAJIRI, Kimiharu YAMAZAKI, Tohru MATSUMOTO, Kohta AOYAGI, Hideyo MAKINO, Ryosuke EBINUMA
  • Publication number: 20190047811
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling apparatus includes a conveyance path where a paper sheet, which is inserted through an insertion port, is introduced to a feeding position and the paper sheet is fed from the feeding position into an interior of its own apparatus, an introduction mechanism that has a conveyance belt and introduces the paper sheet, which is inserted through the insertion port to the feeding position, a feeding mechanism that feeds the paper sheet, which is delivered to the feeding position by the introduction mechanism, and a controller configured to control the introduction mechanism and the feeding mechanism. The controller controls the feeding mechanism in such a manner that the paper sheet, which is inserted through the insertion port, is fed when the paper sheet is not introduced to the feeding position after the introduction mechanism repeats, a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Ryosuke EBINUMA
  • Patent number: 9430896
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus includes a first squeezing unit that performs a first squeezing of a bill in receiving the bill, and a second squeezing unit that performs a second squeezing of the bill after the first squeezing, wherein the first squeezing unit comprises a pair of conveying belts that convey the bill in a predetermined conveying direction in receiving the bill, a distance between both the conveying belts being gradually reduced in a direction of thickness of the bill in the predetermined conveying direction, and the second squeezing unit comprises a pair of rollers disposed at an end part of the first squeezing unit in the predetermined conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryo Fujiwara, Ryosuke Ebinuma, Shohei Koizumi, Koichi Hosoyama, Hiroshi Yanagida
  • Publication number: 20150279145
    Abstract: A bill handling apparatus includes a first squeezing unit that performs a first squeezing of a bill in receiving the bill, and a second squeezing unit that performs a second squeezing of the bill after the first squeezing, wherein the first squeezing unit comprises a pair of conveying belts that convey the bill in a predetermined conveying direction in receiving the bill, a distance between both the conveying belts being gradually reduced in a direction of thickness of the bill in the predetermined conveying direction, and the second squeezing unit comprises a pair of rollers disposed at an end part of the first squeezing unit in the predetermined conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Ryo FUJIWARA, Ryosuke EBINUMA, Shohei KOIZUMI, Koichi HOSOYAMA, Hiroshi YANAGIDA
  • Publication number: 20150194003
    Abstract: An erroneous coin insertion preventive mechanism of a banknote handling machine prevents a user from erroneously inserting a coin (or a token) through a banknote slot of the banknote handling machine. When a coin 28 is erroneously inserted through a banknote slot 17, an erroneous coin insertion preventive mechanism 20 holds the rigid coin 28 by three points of a front end contact part 29 and a rear lower surface contact part 31 formed by a horizontal surface 26 and a conveyance path lower surface part 27, and an upper surface intermediate contact part 32 formed by a lower bent part of a descending slope surface of a conveyance path upper surface part 24, thereby preventing the coin 28 from entering an inside of the device from the banknote slot 17. A gap L is provided between the conveyance path upper surface part 24 and the conveyance path lower surface part 27 so that a banknote bundle 33 of a specified number of flexible banknotes thicker than the coin 28 may pass through the gap in bent form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yanagida, Koichi Hosoyama, Ryosuke Ebinuma, Shohei Koizumi, Tatsuya Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8967522
    Abstract: A paper sheet receiving/dispensing apparatus includes strip films at least one of which is affixed, on at least one of front and back sides, with marks at intervals of a predetermined pattern in a predetermined shape and in a color different from a color of the strip films, a detection sensor for detecting the marks, and a storage device for storing a table that indicates an association between a roll outer diameter of the strip films wound around a winding drum and driving pulses of a stepping motor. The apparatus calculates the roll outer diameter based on the number of rotations of the winding drum, which is calculated based on detection pulses of the marks, and thicknesses of the strip films and a paper sheet, and controls rotations of the motor with driving pulses read from the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ebinuma, Kazuhiro Kagoshima
  • Patent number: 8752689
    Abstract: A money input/output apparatus includes a bill accommodation unit, a mount unit, a detection unit, a second storage unit, an instruction reception unit, a conveyance unit, and a control unit. The control unit reads the denomination of the bill from the first storage unit and determines whether or not the read denomination of the bill corresponds to the denomination stored in the second storage unit in association with the mount unit on which mounting of the bill accommodation unit has been detected when the detection unit has detected that the bill accommodation unit has been mounted on the mount unit, starts reception of an instruction to input or output to the bill from the instruction receiving unit and makes the conveyance unit convey the bill in accordance with the instruction when the denominations have been determined to correspond. Thereby, a bill accommodation unit can be used for all denominations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kagoshima, Ryosuke Ebinuma
  • Patent number: 8579279
    Abstract: A conveying direction-switching device is formed by direction-changing drums each having the same hollow cylindrical shape having a length corresponding to a lateral width of paper money bills to be conveyed. The direction-changing drum has first to fourth openings arranged in the outer periphery thereof, in a manner spaced from each other by a rotational angle of 90 degrees, and the rotational angle position thereof is controlled to be a predetermined phase angle. Inside the direction-changing drum, the first opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a first curved passage, the second opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a straight passage, and the third opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a second curved passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kagoshima, Hiroshi Yanagida, Ryosuke Ebinuma
  • Publication number: 20130256091
    Abstract: A money input/output apparatus includes a bill accommodation unit, a mount unit, a detection unit, a second storage unit, an instruction reception unit, a conveyance unit, and a control unit. The control unit reads the denomination of the bill from the first storage unit and determines whether or not the read denomination of the bill corresponds to the denomination stored in the second storage unit in association with the mount unit on which mounting of the bill accommodation unit has been detected when the detection unit has detected that the bill accommodation unit has been mounted on the mount unit, starts reception of an instruction to input or output to the bill from the instruction receiving unit and makes the conveyance unit convey the bill in accordance with the instruction when the denominations have been determined to correspond. Thereby, a bill accommodation unit can be used for all denominations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhiro KAGOSHIMA, Ryosuke EBINUMA
  • Publication number: 20120104015
    Abstract: A paper sheet receiving/dispensing apparatus includes strip films at least one of which is affixed, on at least one of front and back sides, with marks at intervals of a predetermined pattern in a predetermined shape and in a color different from a color of the strip films, a detection sensor for detecting the marks, and a storage device for storing a table that indicates an association between a roll outer diameter of the strip films wound around a winding drum and driving pulses of a stepping motor. The apparatus calculates the roll outer diameter based on the number of rotations of the winding drum, which is calculated based on detection pulses of the marks, and thicknesses of the strip films and a paper sheet, and controls rotations of the motor with driving pulses read from the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ebinuma, Kazuhiro Kagoshima
  • Publication number: 20110156335
    Abstract: A conveying direction-switching device is formed by direction-changing drums each having the same hollow cylindrical shape having a length corresponding to a lateral width of paper money bills to be conveyed. The direction-changing drum has first to fourth openings arranged in the outer periphery thereof, in a manner spaced from each other by a rotational angle of 90 degrees, and the rotational angle position thereof is controlled to be a predetermined phase angle. Inside the direction-changing drum, the first opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a first curved passage, the second opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a straight passage, and the third opening and the fourth opening are connected by a paper money guide forming a second curved passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kagoshima, Hiroshi Yanagida, Ryosuke Ebinuma