Patents by Inventor Shota KITAJIMA

Shota KITAJIMA 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: 10466607
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging device that charges a surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming device that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing device that has an electrostatic charge image developer containing an electrostatic charge image developing toner and that develops the electrostatic charge image to form a toner image on the surface of the image holding member, and a transfer device that transfers the toner image onto a recording medium, wherein the transfer device includes a belt member and a transfer member, the belt member has an outer surface that contacts the image holding member, and the belt member is winding around the image holding member and the transfer member; and the toner has a binder resin containing an amorphous polyester resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Koide, Masataka Kuribayashi, Yusuke Fukuda, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Teppei Yawada, Shota Oshima, Masahiro Uchida
  • Publication number: 20190294066
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a developing device, and a supplying device including a storage unit and a transport unit, wherein the storage unit stores toner and includes a bag having a flexible material, the transport unit uses suction pressure to transport the toner from the storage unit and supplies to the developing device, the toner contains an amorphous polyester resin, a toner particles has a weight average molecular weight Mw and a number average molecular weight Mn, the weight average molecular weight Mw is in the range of 25,000 to 60,000, the ratio Mw/Mn is in the range of 5 to 10, the ratio (P2/P1) of the peak height of the absorption peak of the toner particles at a wavenumber of 820 cm?1 (P2) to the peak height of the absorption peak at a wavenumber of 720 cm?1 (P1) is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi KOIDE, Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Yusuke FUKUDA, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Teppei YAWADA, Shota OSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190286045
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit, an electrostatic charge image forming unit, a developing unit, a transfer unit, and a cleaning unit having a cleaning blade that is in contact with the surface of the image holding member to clean the surface of the image holding member, wherein in the cleaning device, a variation in a load applied by the cleaning blade to the image holding member in a slide test is 1.5 gf/mm or less, wherein in the slide test, an image holding member which has a diameter of 30 mm and with which the cleaning blade is in contact at a contact angle of 23° and a pressing pressure of 4.0 gf/mm is rotated 100,000 times at a rotational speed of 175 mm/sec to slide the cleaning blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Takafumi KOIDE, Yusuke FUKUDA, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Teppei YAWADA, Shota OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10394179
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit, an electrostatic charge image forming unit, a developing unit, a transfer unit, and a cleaning unit having a cleaning blade that is in contact with the surface of the image holding member to clean the surface of the image holding member, wherein in the cleaning device, a variation in a load applied by the cleaning blade to the image holding member in a slide test is 1.5 gf/mm or less, wherein in the slide test, an image holding member which has a diameter of 30 mm and with which the cleaning blade is in contact at a contact angle of 23° and a pressing pressure of 4.0 gf/mm is rotated 100,000 times at a rotational speed of 175 mm/sec to slide the cleaning blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Kuribayashi, Takafumi Koide, Yusuke Fukuda, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Makoto Kamisaki, Teppei Yawada, Shota Oshima
  • Publication number: 20190247975
    Abstract: In an abrasive body used for polishing by a CMP method, provided with a resin structure, a plurality of abrasive grains, and a plurality of longitudinal pores, and made in a form of disc, the longitudinal pore has a length in a thickness direction of the abrasive body longer than a length in a planar direction of the abrasive body, the resin structure includes communicating pores each of which communicating with the longitudinal pore and/or communicating with other communicating pore, the communicating pores include at least one of the abrasive grains in the pores respectively, and the average diameter of the communicating pores is not more than 18 times larger than the average diameter of the abrasive grains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: NORITAKE CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Wataru OMORI, Takaya YAMAGUCHI, Shota KITAJIMA, Makoto SATO