Patents by Inventor Takuyoshi Kimura

Takuyoshi Kimura 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: 20210107755
    Abstract: A sheet transport device includes a sheet storage unit that stores a sheet and that is disposed in a housing having a bottom plate such that a gap is provided between the sheet storage unit and the bottom plate, the gap extending horizontally; a sheet transport unit that feeds the sheet from the sheet storage unit and transports the fed sheet along a transport passage including a reversing transport path along which the sheet is transported downward and then upward to reverse the sheet front to back, the reversing transport path extending vertically and being connected to the gap; and a first gate unit that prevents passage of the sheet that has entered the reversing transport path when the sheet free falls and allows passage of the sheet when the sheet receives a sheet transport driving force from the sheet transport unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuga OISHI, Takuyoshi KIMURA, Yasunobu GOTO, Takehiko KOIZUMI, Natsumi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20210107306
    Abstract: A sheet tray includes a sheet storage unit that stores a sheet, the sheet storage unit being capable of being pulled out of a housing in a forward direction and pushed into the housing in a rearward direction to a position such that a gap is provided below the sheet storage unit; and a sheet moving portion fixed to the sheet storage unit, the sheet moving portion moving together with the sheet storage unit when the sheet storage unit is pulled out, thereby moving a sheet that has entered the gap in the forward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuyoshi KIMURA, Yasunobu GOTO, Takehiko KOIZUMI, Ryuga OISHI, Natsumi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20210094783
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a drawer unit, a sheet inverting unit, a sheet guide plate, and a projection. The drawer unit is drawable from an apparatus body. The sheet inverting unit is disposed in the apparatus body, and pulls a sheet into a lower portion of the drawer unit to invert the sheet. The sheet guide plate is disposed on the sheet inverting unit to face the drawer unit, and includes a recess extending in a pull-out direction of the drawer unit that crosses a direction in which the sheet is transported. The projection protrudes toward the recess from a portion of a lower surface of the drawer unit facing the sheet guide plate near a pull-out start point in the pull-out direction and on a rear of a transport area of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunobu GOTO, Ryuga OISHI, Takuyoshi KIMURA, Takehiko KOIZUMI, Natsumi NAKATA
  • Publication number: 20190310579
    Abstract: A transport device including: a first transporting part that transports a medium; and a second transporting part that includes a pair of transport members each having a shaft and multiple rotary members arranged at intervals in an axial direction. The second transporting part transports the medium while nipping the medium between the pair of transport members after a leading end of the medium transported by the first transporting part comes into contact with the transport members. At least one of the multiple rotary members of one transport member is a circular-truncated-cone-shaped rotary member in which a diameter of one base is larger than a diameter of the other base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko KOIZUMI, Yoshinori KOIKE, Takuyoshi KIMURA, Natsumi NAKATA
  • Patent number: 9738474
    Abstract: An orientation correcting device includes a first transporting unit that nips and transports a sheet; a detecting unit that detects a tilt of the sheet that is transported by the first transporting unit; a second transporting unit that nips and transports the sheet that has been transported by the first transporting unit; a flexure forming unit that, with the second transporting unit stopped, forms a flexure in the sheet as a result of causing the sheet that is transported by the first transporting unit to strike against the second transporting unit; and a moving unit that, with the second transporting unit stopped and the flexure formed in the sheet by the flexure forming unit, moves the second transporting unit in a crossing direction that crosses a transport direction of the sheet in accordance with an amount and a direction of the sheet tilt detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Koizumi, Takuyoshi Kimura, Hiroyuki Momiyama, Ryuga Oishi
  • Publication number: 20160280487
    Abstract: An orientation correcting device includes a first transporting unit that nips and transports a sheet; a detecting unit that detects a tilt of the sheet that is transported by the first transporting unit; a second transporting unit that nips and transports the sheet that has been transported by the first transporting unit; a flexure forming unit that, with the second transporting unit stopped, forms a flexure in the sheet as a result of causing the sheet that is transported by the first transporting unit to strike against the second transporting unit; and a moving unit that, with the second transporting unit stopped and the flexure formed in the sheet by the flexure forming unit, moves the second transporting unit in a crossing direction that crosses a transport direction of the sheet in accordance with an amount and a direction of the sheet tilt detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko KOIZUMI, Takuyoshi KIMURA, Hiroyuki MOMIYAMA, Ryuga OISHI
  • Patent number: 9126778
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a feed section, a transport section, a transport position adjuster, and a load-position moving unit. The feed section feeds a sheet. The transport section transports the sheet fed from the feed section. The transport position adjuster adjusts a position of the sheet in an intersecting direction that intersects with a transport direction of the sheet transported by the transport section. The load-position moving unit moves the position, in the intersecting direction, of the sheet loaded in the feed section so as to reduce an adjustment amount by which the position is adjusted in the intersecting direction by the transport position adjuster if the adjustment amount is larger than a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuyoshi Kimura, Yoshinori Koike, Takehiko Koizumi
  • Publication number: 20150097333
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a feed section, a transport section, a transport position adjuster, and a load-position moving unit. The feed section feeds a sheet. The transport section transports the sheet fed from the feed section. The transport position adjuster adjusts a position of the sheet in an intersecting direction that intersects with a transport direction of the sheet transported by the transport section. The load-position moving unit moves the position, in the intersecting direction, of the sheet loaded in the feed section so as to reduce an adjustment amount by which the position is adjusted in the intersecting direction by the transport position adjuster if the adjustment amount is larger than a predetermined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuyoshi KIMURA, Yoshinori KOIKE, Takehiko KOIZUMI
  • Patent number: 7896339
    Abstract: A sheet transporting apparatus, includes: a sheet transportation path; a predetermined number of transport members disposed in a sheet transportation path; a side position regulating mechanism which regulates a position of a side edge of a sheet in the sheet transportation path, the side position regulating mechanism having a reference member configured to change a sheet regulation position; a base member on which at least the reference member is mounted; a first adjusting mechanism which adjusts a position of the reference member; and a second adjusting mechanism which adjusts a position of a base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Tada, Yoshimasa Sasaoka, Takashi Abe, Akira Iwasaka, Takuyoshi Kimura, Satoshi Shino
  • Publication number: 20080230986
    Abstract: A sheet transporting apparatus, includes: a sheet transportation path; a predetermined number of transport members disposed in a sheet transportation path; a side position regulating mechanism which regulates a position of a side edge of a sheet in the sheet transportation path, the side position regulating mechanism having a reference member configured to change a sheet regulation position; a base member on which at least the reference member is mounted; a first adjusting mechanism which adjusts a position of the reference member; and a second adjusting mechanism which adjusts a position of a base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Michio Tada, Yoshimasa Sasaoka, Takashi Abe, Akira Iwasaka, Takuyoshi Kimura, Satoshi Shino
  • Patent number: 7404557
    Abstract: A sheet transporting apparatus, includes: a sheet transportation path; a predetermined number of transport members disposed in a sheet transportation path; a side position regulating mechanism which regulates a position of a side edge of a sheet in the sheet transportation path, the side position regulating mechanism having a reference member configured to change a sheet regulation position; a base member on which at least the reference member is mounted; a first adjusting mechanism which adjusts a position of the reference member; and a second adjusting mechanism which adjusts a position of a base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Tada, Yoshimasa Sasaoka, Takashi Abe, Akira Iwasaka, Takuyoshi Kimura, Satoshi Shino
  • Patent number: 7054022
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus management system for setting various parameters of the image forming apparatus according to a job instruction from the client machine 2 comprises a host server 4 equipped with an external database 5 for storing various parameters of the image forming apparatus 1 corresponding to the predetermined job conditions, said host server retrieving various parameters satisfying the job conditions from the external database 5 according to the external parameter request and delivering the parameters, and a client server 3 connected to said host server 4 in a bidirectionally communicable way, said client server associated with communications between said client machine 2 and the image forming apparatus 1 and making an external parameter request to the host server 4 as well as supplying various parameters delivered from the host server 4 to the image forming apparatus 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroatsu Kazama, Takashi Abe, Shinji Hozumi, Takuyoshi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20040188929
    Abstract: A sheet transporting apparatus, includes: a sheet transportation path; a predetermined number of transport members disposed in a sheet transportation path; a side position regulating mechanism which regulates a position of a side edge of a sheet in the sheet transportation path, the side position regulating mechanism having a reference member configured to change a sheet regulation position; a base member on which at least the reference member is mounted; a first adjusting mechanism which adjusts a position of the reference member; and a second adjusting mechanism which adjusts a position of a base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Micho Tada, Yoshimasa Sasaoka, Takashi Abe, Akira Iwasaka, Takuyoshi Kimura, Satoshi Shino
  • Publication number: 20020097427
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus management system for setting various parameters of the image forming apparatus according to a job instruction from the client machine 2 comprises a host server 4 equipped with an external database 5 for storing various parameters of the image forming apparatus 1 corresponding to the predetermined job conditions, said host server retrieving various parameters satisfying the job conditions from the external database 5 according to the external parameter request and delivering the parameters, and a client server 3 connected to said host server 4 in a bidirectionally communicable way, said client server associated with communications between said client machine 2 and the image forming apparatus 1 and making an external parameter request to the host server 4 as well as supplying various parameters delivered from the host server 4 to the image forming apparatus 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroatsu Kazama, Takashi Abe, Shinji Hozumi, Takuyoshi Kimura