Patents by Inventor Shinji Morita

Shinji Morita 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: 20200307524
    Abstract: In a cleaning nozzle unit including an inner liquid passage guiding a cleaning solution, an inner air passage feeding air to an outlet of the inner liquid passage, and an injection port that mixes the cleaning solution guided by the inner liquid passage and the air fed by the inner air passage and injects a mixture of the cleaning solution and the air to a surface of an object, a plurality of the injection ports are provided, are disposed at predetermined intervals and inject the mixtures in directions such that the mixtures hits each other in the surface at a substantially predetermined angle in a front view of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji MORITA, Hideyuki TAMURA, Tetsuo HATA, Nobuhiro SATO, Nobuhiko MOCHIJI, Hiroshi SHOJIMA, Norihiko NAKANO, Hiroshi AOKI, Yukari AKIYAMA, Naohiro NOGUCHI, Hiroko TSUTSUMI
  • Patent number: 10583648
    Abstract: An inkjet recording device includes an intermediate transfer belt, a discharger, a driving belt, a supporting member, and an adhesion unit. The intermediate transfer belt is endless and supports an intermediate image. The discharger forms the intermediate image by discharging ink onto an outer face of the intermediate transfer belt. The driving belt is endless and arranged on an inner side of the intermediate transfer belt and drives the intermediate transfer belt to run. The supporting member is arranged on an inner side of the driving belt to support the intermediate transfer belt and has a plane which is parallel to the discharger and which contacts an inner face of the driving belt facing the outer face of the driving belt and covering the area of ejection by the discharger. The adhesion unit causes the intermediate transfer belt and the driving belt to adhere to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shinji Morita
  • Patent number: 10559955
    Abstract: There is provided an electrostatic surge prevention structure capable of improving resistance against electrostatic surge, reducing costs and processes, and saving spaces. A flexible printed circuit board 31 connected to a control printed circuit board contained in a front casing 22 is provided at a position corresponding to a gap 41, between the front casing 22 and a touch panel assembly 21, appearing in a display device 12, the flexible printed circuit board 31 has two layers of conductor parts 43 and 44, surfaces of these conductor parts 43 and 44 are covered with insulative coats 46 and 47, an exposed part 44A (or coating part 51 by plating as the exposed part) through which the conductor part 44 is externally exposed is formed at a portion opposing the gap 41 by peeling off the insulative coat 47, and the conductor part 44 having the exposed part 44A (or coating part 51) is grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Morita, Sachiko Toshimori, Yuichi Kaneko, Yuji Adachi
  • Publication number: 20190232640
    Abstract: An inkjet recording device includes an intermediate transfer belt, a discharger, a driving belt, a supporting member, and an adhesion unit. The intermediate transfer belt is endless and supports an intermediate image. The discharger forms the intermediate image by discharging ink onto an outer face of the intermediate transfer belt. The driving belt is endless and arranged on an inner side of the intermediate transfer belt and drives the intermediate transfer belt to run. The supporting member is arranged on an inner side of the driving belt to support the intermediate transfer belt and has a plane which is parallel to the discharger and which contacts an inner face of the driving belt facing the outer face of the driving belt and covering the area of ejection by the discharger. The adhesion unit causes the intermediate transfer belt and the driving belt to adhere to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Shinji MORITA
  • Patent number: 10114315
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus has a drive shaft; a drive coupling supported in an axial direction to couple the drive shaft and a flange with play; a taper coupling supported inside the drive coupling with play to hold the drive shaft and the flange; and a pressing member for pressing the taper coupling, which consists of a tip portion having a tapered chuck structure and coming in surface contact with the drive shaft and the flange by the elastic force of the tapered chuck structure and the pressing force of the pressing member, and an axial portion having a cylindrical structure whose outer diameter is smaller than the inner diameter of the drive coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shinji Morita
  • Patent number: 9860479
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display unit; a front cabinet including a frame portion in the form of a frame surrounding an outer edge of the display unit, a tab including a base portion connected to the frame portion and extending in a depth direction from the base portion, and a fixing portion provided in the tab; and a rear frame, and the fixing portion is fixed to the rear frame with a fastener in a direction crossing the depth direction. The fixing portion may be located deeper in the depth direction than the display unit or may be closer to the display unit than the base position is in the direction crossing the depth direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Fujikawa, Shinji Morita, Shinichi Kameoka, Masayoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9785096
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of obtaining a good image quality without color shifts is described. The image forming apparatus includes a drive coupling 1015 which couples a drive shaft 1011 and a flange 1021 of an image bearing member 613 with a play, a taper coupling 1017 supported inside the drive coupling 1015 for holding the drive shaft 1011 and the flange 1021, and a pressing member 1013. The taper coupling 1017 includes a tip portion 1061, an axial portion 1062, a rear end portion 1063. The drive coupling 1015 includes claw portions 1042 engaging with the flange 1021 of the image bearing member 613, and a body portion 1041 having a length which is shorter than the distance between the flange 1021 of the image bearing member 613 and the rear end 1063 of the taper coupling 1017 in the axial direction of the drive shaft 1011.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinji Morita
  • Publication number: 20170141566
    Abstract: There is provided an electrostatic surge prevention structure capable of improving resistance against electrostatic surge, reducing costs and processes, and saving spaces. A flexible printed circuit board 31 connected to a control printed circuit board contained in a front casing 22 is provided at a position corresponding to a gap 41, between the front casing 22 and a touch panel assembly 21, appearing in a display device 12, the flexible printed circuit board 31 has two layers of conductor parts 43 and 44, surfaces of these conductor parts 43 and 44 are covered with insulative coats 46 and 47, an exposed part 44A (or coating part 51 by plating as the exposed part) through which the conductor part 44 is externally exposed is formed at a portion opposing the gap 41 by peeling off the insulative coat 47, and the conductor part 44 having the exposed part 44A (or coating part 51) is grounded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji MORITA, Sachiko TOSHIMORI, Yuichi KANEKO, Yuji ADACHI
  • Patent number: 9595406
    Abstract: A switch structure includes an operation key attachment, a substrate facing the operation key attachment and including a switch at least a portion of which is exposed from an opening, and an operation key including a protrusion that protrudes parallel or substantially parallel to the substrate from an opening end surface, an operation receiver at a tip end of the protrusion and that accepts a user pressing operation in the direction toward the substrate, and a pressing member that extends from the operation receiver in a direction that defines a first angle spanning between the pressing member and the protrusion, and is used to press the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Morita
  • Publication number: 20170060040
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of obtaining a good image quality without color shifts is described. The image forming apparatus includes a drive coupling 1015 which couples a drive shaft 1011 and a flange 1021 of an image bearing member 613 with a play, a taper coupling 1017 supported inside the drive coupling 1015 for holding the drive shaft 1011 and the flange 1021, and a pressing member 1013. The taper coupling 1017 includes a tip portion 1061, an axial portion 1062, a rear end portion 1063. The drive coupling 1015 includes claw portions 1042 engaging with the flange 1021 of the image bearing member 613, and a body portion 1041 having a length which is shorter than the distance between the flange 1021 of the image bearing member 613 and the rear end 1063 of the taper coupling 1017 in the axial direction of the drive shaft 1011.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Shinji MORITA
  • Publication number: 20170060039
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus has a drive shaft; a drive coupling supported in an axial direction to couple the drive shaft and a flange with play; a taper coupling supported inside the drive coupling with play to hold the drive shaft and the flange; and a pressing member for pressing the taper coupling, which consists of a tip portion having a tapered chuck structure and coming in surface contact with the drive shaft and the flange by the elastic force of the tapered chuck structure and the pressing force of the pressing member, and an axial portion having a cylindrical structure whose outer diameter is smaller than the inner diameter of the drive coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Shinji MORITA
  • Publication number: 20150181732
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display unit; a front cabinet including a frame portion in the form of a frame surrounding an outer edge of the display unit, a tab including a base portion connected to the frame portion and extending in a depth direction from the base portion, and a fixing portion provided in the tab; and a rear frame, and the fixing portion is fixed to the rear frame with a fastener in a direction crossing the depth direction. The fixing portion may be located deeper in the depth direction than the display unit or may be closer to the display unit than the base position is in the direction crossing the depth direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Shinji MORITA, Shinichi KAMEOKA, Masayoshi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9056510
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus A includes: a light irradiation device 3 which irradiates laser light; an image carrying body 1 which is exposed to the laser light to form a latent image on the exposed portion; and an abutting member 31 which is fastened to the light irradiation device in abutting contact with a stationary member F for defining a reference position. The abutting member 31 changes in volume due to temperature fluctuation, and the light irradiation device 3 moves with respect to the stationary member F, in an opposite direction to a focal point shift which has taken place along an irradiation direction of the laser light due to the temperature fluctuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Nagao, Shinji Morita
  • Publication number: 20140293520
    Abstract: A switch structure includes an operation key attachment, a substrate facing the operation key attachment and including a switch at least a portion of which is exposed from an opening, and an operation key including a protrusion that protrudes parallel or substantially parallel to the substrate from an opening end surface, an operation receiver at a tip end of the protrusion and that accepts a user pressing operation in the direction toward the substrate, and a pressing member that extends from the operation receiver in a direction that defines a first angle spanning between the pressing member and the protrusion, and is used to press the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji MORITA
  • Publication number: 20140285978
    Abstract: A front cabinet includes, on each long side thereof and at a location other than a corner region thereof, a rib member that protrudes toward a display module. The front cabinet includes, on each short side thereof and at a location other than a corner region thereof, a rib member that protrudes toward a display module. The display module includes a hole across from the rib member that restricts movement thereof in the lengthwise direction of the long side of the front cabinet and a hole across from the rib member that restricts movement thereof in the lengthwise direction of the short side of the front cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto SUZUKI, Shinji MORITA
  • Patent number: 8730292
    Abstract: A scanning optical device that scans a photoreceptor with laser light includes a light source, a light outputting section, and a projection. The laser light from the light source is output through the light outputting section so that the photoreceptor is irradiated with the laser light. The projection projects through a partition wall toward the photoreceptor. The light outputting section is disposed in a position separated from the photoreceptor by the partition wall. The projection contains a polygon motor that rotates a polygon mirror to reflect the laser light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo Hasegawa, Shinji Morita, Yuji Okugawa, Shinichi Nagao
  • Patent number: 8534852
    Abstract: A mirror unit of an exposure device includes: a mirror having support points including one support point on one end portion in a longitudinal direction thereof and two support points at two portions in a width direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction on the other end portion thereof; and a mirror base member that holds the mirror in a way to support the mirror at the three support points, wherein the mirror is arranged so that the support point on a side of the one support point and a support point on one side of the two support points is positioned on a scanning optical axis, and so that the longitudinal direction is tilted from the scanning optical axis in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinji Morita
  • Publication number: 20130093824
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus A includes: a light irradiation device 3 which irradiates laser light; an image carrying body 1 which is exposed to the laser light to form a latent image on the exposed portion; and an abutting member 31 which is fastened to the light irradiation device in abutting contact with a stationary member F for defining a reference position. The abutting member 31 changes in volume due to temperature fluctuation, and the light irradiation device 3 moves with respect to the stationary member F, in an opposite direction to a focal point shift which has taken place along an irradiation direction of the laser light due to the temperature fluctuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi NAGAO, Shinji MORITA
  • Patent number: 8379157
    Abstract: A flat panel display device includes a cabinet, a flat panel display component, a control board, a switch unit, a switch unit holder, and a pair of screws. The switch unit has a support board and an AC switch. The switch unit holder has a holder main body with a pair of side plates that defines inside of the holder main body therebetween with the holder main body holding the support board of the switch unit inside of the holder main body, and a pair of screw mount portions that is integrally formed with the holder main body with the screw mount portions extending outside of the holder main body from the side plates of the holder main body, respectively. The screws are disposed through screw insertion holes of the screw mount portions and threaded into screw holes of the chassis of the flat panel display component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Morita
  • Publication number: 20120306989
    Abstract: A scanning optical device that scans a photoreceptor with laser light includes a light source, a light outputting section, and a projection. The laser light from the light source is output through the light outputting section so that the photoreceptor is irradiated with the laser light. The projection projects through a partition wall toward the photoreceptor. The light outputting section is disposed in a position separated from the photoreceptor by the partition wall. The projection contains a polygon motor that rotates a polygon mirror to reflect the laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryo HASEGAWA, Shinji MORITA, Yuji OKUGAWA, Shinichi NAGAO