Patents by Inventor Shogo Nagamine

Shogo Nagamine 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: 11852988
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Publication number: 20230251599
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a restricting member; a driven gear including a portion to be restricted; a planetary gear mechanism including input portion to transmit a driving force from a driving source, output portion for transmitting the driving force to the driven gear; and a stopping member that is configured to stop rotation, which is oriented in a first rotation direction, and allow rotation of the portion to be stopped in a second rotation direction opposite to the first rotation direction, wherein when the input portion rotates in a first direction, the stopping member stops the rotation, and the output portion rotates the driven gear in a release direction opposite to the restriction direction, and when the rotation of the driven gear in the restriction direction is restricted and the input portion rotates to be oriented in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventor: Shogo NAGAMINE
  • Publication number: 20220260938
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Patent number: 11353805
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Patent number: 11281149
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a first member having a first face, a first protrusion and a second protrusion projecting from the first face, and a groove portion formed in the first face, and a second member having a second face provided with a first hole and a second hole. The first protrusion and the second protrusion are inserted into the first hole and the second hole. The second face is superposed on the first face so that the groove portion located between the first member and the second member is in a visible state. The second face is sandwiched between a part of the first protrusion inserted in the first hole and the first face. The second hole in which the second protrusion has been inserted has a gap between the second hole and the second protrusion in an extending direction of the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shogo Nagamine, Akira Yoshimura, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20220071001
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a frame, which is a part of a main assembly frame, extending along a predetermined plane, a cover provided outside of the frame and extending along the predetermined plane and a circuit board, provided between the frame and the cover with in a direction perpendicular to the predetermined plane and extending along the predetermined plane. An opening portion penetrating the circuit board is formed in the circuit board. The frame includes a first abutting portion protruding toward the circuit board and the cover includes a second abutting portion protruding toward the circuit board. The first and second abutting portions are opposite to each other via the circuit board and positioned in an area where the opening portion of the circuit board is sandwiched therebetween in the direction perpendicular to the predetermined plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Shogo Nagamine, Masaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20210255562
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Publication number: 20210240126
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a first member having a first face, a first protrusion and a second protrusion projecting from the first face, and a groove portion formed in the first face, and a second member having a second face provided with a first hole and a second hole. The first protrusion and the second protrusion are inserted into the first hole and the second hole. The second face is superposed on the first face so that the groove portion located between the first member and the second member is in a visible state. The second face is sandwiched between a part of the first protrusion inserted in the first hole and the first face. The second hole in which the second protrusion has been inserted has a gap between the second hole and the second protrusion in an extending direction of the groove portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shogo NAGAMINE, Akira YOSHIMURA, Shoji YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11022908
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota
  • Publication number: 20210132521
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus to form an image on a recording material includes a photosensitive member, an exposure device to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, a tubular body defining a space in which at least a part of the exposure device is contained, and a support portion that supports the exposure device and is provided along a rotation axis direction of the photosensitive member in the space of the tubular body. The image forming apparatus further includes, in the rotation axis direction, a first side plate fixed to one end portion of the tubular body, and a second side plate fixed to another end portion of the tubular body. One support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the first side plate, and another support portion end portion in the rotation axis direction is fixed to the second side plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Akira Yoshimura, Shogo Nagamine, Naoki Matsushita, Yoshihiko Tanaka, Hisanori Kobayashi, Takatoshi Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Hiroki Katayama, Akitoshi Toyota