Patents by Inventor Tatsuhiro IGARASHI

Tatsuhiro IGARASHI 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: 20220100125
    Abstract: A conveying device includes a conveying member that conveys a spray-receiving medium to be sprayed with pressure sensitive adhesive particles having a pressure-induced phase transition property, containing at least a binder resin, and having a sulfur content of 0.1 mass % or more and 0.5 mass % or less relative to an entirety of the pressure sensitive adhesive particles as measured by X-ray fluorescence; and a removing member that contacts the conveying member and removes the pressure sensitive adhesive particles remaining on the conveying member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Naoki OTA, Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Takafumi KOIDE, Yusuke FUKUDA, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Shota OSHIMA, Yuma KUBO
  • Publication number: 20220091522
    Abstract: A delivery device includes a container that contains pressure sensitive adhesive particles that contain at least a binder resin, have a sulfur content of 0.1 mass % or more and 0.5 mass % or less relative to a total of the pressure sensitive adhesive particles as measured by X-ray fluorescence, and have a pressure-induced phase transition property, the container having a shape of a cylinder having a spiral recessed or projecting portion on an inner peripheral surface thereof; and a transmitting unit to which a rotary drive force from a driving unit that rotates the container is transmitted, the transmitting unit being disposed in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki OTA, Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Takafumi KOIDE, Yusuke FUKUDA, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Shota OSHIMA, Yuma KUBO, Tatsuhiro IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20220091542
    Abstract: A particle conveying device includes a storage portion that stores pressure sensitive adhesive particles that contain at least a binder resin, have a pressure-induced phase transition property, and have a sulfur content in a range of 0.1 mass % or more and 0.5 mass % or less relative to the entire pressure sensitive adhesive particles as measured by X-ray fluorescence; and a conveying member that is disposed in the storage portion and rotates about a shaft that extends in one direction inside the storage portion to thereby convey the pressure sensitive adhesive particles in a direction along the shaft inside the storage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke FUKUDA, Naoki OTA, Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Takafumi KOIDE, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Shota OSHIMA, Yuma KUBO
  • Patent number: 11249409
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member including a conductive substrate, a photosensitive layer, and a protection layer; a charging unit; an electrostatic image forming unit; a developing unit that includes an electrostatic image developer having a toner and develops the electrostatic image to form a toner image; a transfer unit that transfers the toner image onto a surface of a recording medium; a fixing unit that fixes the toner image; and a cleaning unit that includes a cleaning blade. The toner includes toner particles and silica particles having a number average particle size of 110 nm to 130 nm, a large-diameter-side number particle size distribution index (upper GSDp) of less than 1.080, and an average circularity of 0.94 to 0.98, wherein 80 number % or more of the silica particles have a circularity of 0.92 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Yasuhisa Morooka, Jun Sekiya, Yuma Kubo
  • Patent number: 10990057
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member; a charging unit; an electrostatic image forming unit; a developing unit that includes an electrostatic image developer including a toner and develops the electrostatic image formed on the surface of the image holding member with the electrostatic image developer to form a toner image; a transfer unit; and a cleaning unit that removes toner particles present on the surface of the image holding member. The cleaning unit includes a cleaning blade arranged to contact with the surface of the image holding member. The cleaning unit includes a cleaning blade A containing a contacting portion having a JIS-A hardness of 90° or more, or the cleaning unit includes a control unit B that controls a load with which the cleaning blade contacts with the image holding member, the control unit B controlling the load in a constant load mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Sekiya, Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Yasuhisa Morooka, Yuma Kubo
  • Publication number: 20210088960
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member; a charging unit; an electrostatic image forming unit; a developing unit that includes an electrostatic image developer including a toner and develops the electrostatic image formed on the surface of the image holding member with the electrostatic image developer to form a toner image; a transfer unit; and a cleaning unit that removes toner particles present on the surface of the image holding member. The cleaning unit includes a cleaning blade arranged to contact with the surface of the image holding member. The cleaning unit includes a cleaning blade A containing a contacting portion having a JIS-A hardness of 90° or more, or the cleaning unit includes a control unit B that controls a load with which the cleaning blade contacts with the image holding member, the control unit B controlling the load in a constant load mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun SEKIYA, Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Yuma KUBO
  • Publication number: 20210080844
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member including a conductive substrate, a photosensitive layer, and a protection layer; a charging unit; an electrostatic image forming unit; a developing unit that includes an electrostatic image developer having a toner and develops the electrostatic image to form a toner image; a transfer unit that transfers the toner image onto a surface of a recording medium; a fixing unit that fixes the toner image; and a cleaning unit that includes a cleaning blade. The toner includes toner particles and silica particles having a number average particle size of 110 nm to 130 nm, a large-diameter-side number particle size distribution index (upper GSDp) of less than 1.080, and an average circularity of 0.94 to 0.98, wherein 80 number % or more of the silica particles have a circularity of 0.92 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Jun SEKIYA, Yuma KUBO
  • Patent number: 10921724
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit that charges a surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming unit that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing unit that includes an electrostatic charge image developing toner and that develops the electrostatic charge image on the surface of the image holding member with the electrostatic chare image developing toner to form a toner image, an intermediate transfer body having a circumferential surface of which micro rubber hardness is in a range of 45 to 65, a first transfer unit that first transfers the toner image formed on the surface of the image holding member to a surface of the intermediate transfer body, and a second transfer unit that second transfers the toner image transferred to the surface of the intermediate transfer body to a recording medium, wherein the electrostatic charge image developing toner satisfies the following formul
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Teppei Yawada, Naoki Ota, Tatsuhiro Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20200310307
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit that charges a surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming unit that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing unit that includes an electrostatic charge image developing toner and that develops the electrostatic charge image on the surface of the image holding member with the electrostatic chare image developing toner to form a toner image, an intermediate transfer body having a circumferential surface of which micro rubber hardness is in a range of 45 to 65, a first transfer unit that first transfers the toner image formed on the surface of the image holding member to a surface of the intermediate transfer body, and a second transfer unit that second transfers the toner image transferred to the surface of the intermediate transfer body to a recording medium, wherein the electrostatic charge image developing toner satisfies the following formul
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teppei Yawada, Naoki Ota, Tatsuhiro Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10719041
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit that charges the surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming unit that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing unit that includes a developer containing toner particles containing a release agent having a melting temperature ranging from 60° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Naoki Ota, Yusuke Fukuda, Makoto Kamisaki, Yasuhisa Morooka, Jun Sekiya, Teppei Yawada, Masataka Kuribayashi, Takafumi Koide, Katsuyuki Kitajima, Shota Oshima
  • Patent number: 10656567
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit that charges a surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming unit that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing unit that includes an electrostatic charge image developing toner and that develops the electrostatic charge image on the surface of the image holding member with the electrostatic chare image developing toner to form a toner image, an intermediate transfer body that has a circumferential surface having a plurality of grooves and an average in-plane roughness ranging from 10 nm to 30 nm, a first transfer unit that first transfers the toner image formed on the surface of the image holding member to a surface of the intermediate transfer body, and a second transfer unit that second transfers the toner image transferred to the surface of the intermediate transfer body to a recording medium, wherein the electrostatic charge image developing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Naoki Ota, Teppei Yawada
  • Publication number: 20200064760
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit that charges the surface of the image holding member, an electrostatic charge image forming unit that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member, a developing unit that includes a developer containing toner particles containing a release agent having a melting temperature ranging from 60° C. to 100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Naoki OTA, Yusuke FUKUDA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Jun SEKIYA, Teppei YAWADA, Masataka KURIBAYASHI, Takafumi KOIDE, Katsuyuki KITAJIMA, Shota OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 10539895
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that includes a conductive substrate, and a photosensitive layer and a surface protection layer; a developing device that includes an electrostatic image developer containing a toner, and develops the electrostatic image to form a toner image. The toner contains an amorphous polyester resin and has a weight average molecular weight Mw in a range of from 25,000 to 60,000, and a ratio of the weight average molecular weight Mw to a number average molecular weight Mn (Mw/Mn) is in a range of from 5 to 10. In the toner, a ratio of an absorbance for a wavelength of 1500 cm?1 to an absorbance for a wavelength of 720 cm?1 is 0.6 or less, and a ratio of an absorbance for a wavelength of 820 cm?1 to the absorbance for a wavelength of 720 cm?1 is 0.4 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kamisaki, Naoki Ota, Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Yasuhisa Morooka, Jun Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10495995
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member; a charging unit; an electrostatic image forming unit; a developing unit; a transfer unit; and a fixing unit that fixes the toner image on the recording medium. The toner has an amorphous polyester resin and has a weight-average molecular weight Mw in a range of 25,000 to 60,000, a ratio Mw/Mn is within a range of 5 to 10, a ratio of an absorbance at a wavenumber of 1500 cm?1 to an absorbance at a wavenumber of 720 cm?1 is 0.6 or less, and a ratio of an absorbance at a wavenumber of 820 cm?1 to the absorbance at a wavenumber of 720 cm?1 is 0.4 or less. The fixing unit includes a heat roll having an elastic component, an endless belt and a pressure pad that is disposed on an inner side of the endless belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Morooka, Naoki Ota, Makoto Kamisaki, Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Jun Sekiya
  • Publication number: 20190294065
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member; a charging unit; an electrostatic image forming unit; a developing unit; a transfer unit; and a fixing unit that fixes the toner image on the recording medium. The toner has an amorphous polyester resin and has a weight-average molecular weight Mw in a range of 25,000 to 60,000, a ratio Mw/Mn is within a range of 5 to 10, a ratio of an absorbance at a wavenumber of 1500 cm?1 to an absorbance at a wavenumber of 720 cm?1 is 0.6 or less, and a ratio of an absorbance at a wavenumber of 820 cm?1 to the absorbance at a wavenumber of 720 cm?1 is 0.4 or less. The fixing unit includes a heat roll having an elastic component, an endless belt and a pressure pad that is disposed on an inner side of the endless belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Naoki OTA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Jun SEKIYA
  • Patent number: 10338488
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging device, an electrostatic charge image forming device, a developing device having a toner, a transfer device, and a fixing device, wherein the fixing device includes a fixing belt, a rotational member, and a heater; the toner contains an amorphous polyester resin as a binder resin; and the toner has a weight average molecular weight Mw and a number average molecular weight Mn, Mw is from 25000 to 60000, and Mw/Mn is from 5 to 10, and has an infrared absorption spectrometry, the ratio of absorbance for a wavelength of 1500 cm?1 to absorbance for a wavelength of 720 cm?1 is 0.6 or less, and the ratio of absorbance for a wavelength of 820 cm?1 to absorbance for a wavelength of 720 cm?1 is 0.4 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Manabu Furuki, Naoki Ota, Makoto Kamisaki, Yasuhisa Morooka, Jun Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10268153
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit including an image carrier, a developing device that includes a developer containing a toner, and a cleaning device including a blade; and a transfer device. The toner contains toner particles having a volume-average particle size of 3 ?m or more and 5 ?m or less, a spherical inorganic external additive having a number-average particle size of 80 nm to 200 nm, and an organic component. In the cleaning device, an external additive residue in or near a contact region between the image carrier and the blade contains the organic component and an inorganic component, the area ratio of the organic component to the inorganic component is 3/7 or more and 7/3 or less, and the area ratio of the inorganic component that is spherical to the external additive residue is 30% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kamisaki, Manabu Furuki, Naoki Ota, Tatsuhiro Igarashi, Yasuhisa Morooka, Jun Sekiya
  • Publication number: 20190094730
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that includes a conductive substrate, and a photosensitive layer and a surface protection layer; a developing device that includes an electrostatic image developer containing a toner, and develops the electrostatic image to form a toner image. The toner contains an amorphous polyester resin and has a weight average molecular weight Mw in a range of from 25,000 to 60,000, and a ratio of the weight average molecular weight Mw to a number average molecular weight Mn (Mw/Mn) is in a range of from 5 to 10. In the toner, a ratio of an absorbance for a wavelength of 1500 cm?1 to an absorbance for a wavelength of 720 cm?1 is 0.6 or less, and a ratio of an absorbance for a wavelength of 820 cm?1 to the absorbance for a wavelength of 720 cm?1 is 0.4 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto KAMISAKI, Naoki OTA, Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Jun SEKIYA
  • Publication number: 20190094731
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging device, an electrostatic charge image forming device, a developing device having a toner, a transfer device, and a fixing device, wherein the fixing device includes a fixing belt, a rotational member, and a heater; the toner contains an amorphous polyester resin as a binder resin; and the toner has a weight average molecular weight Mw and a number average molecular weight Mn, Mw is from 25000 to 60000, and Mw/Mn is from 5 to 10, and has an infrared absorption spectrometry, the ratio of absorbance for a wavelength of 1500 cm?1 to absorbance for a wavelength of 720 cm?1 is 0.6 or less, and the ratio of absorbance for a wavelength of 820 cm?1 to absorbance for a wavelength of 720 cm?1 is 0.4 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Manabu FURUKI, Naoki OTA, Makoto KAMISAKI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Jun SEKIYA
  • Publication number: 20180275596
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit including an image carrier, a developing device that includes a developer containing a toner, and a cleaning device including a blade; and a transfer device. The toner contains toner particles having a volume-average particle size of 3 ?m or more and 5 ?m or less, a spherical inorganic external additive having a number-average particle size of 80 nm to 200 nm, and an organic component. In the cleaning device, an external additive residue in or near a contact region between the image carrier and the blade contains the organic component and an inorganic component, the area ratio of the organic component to the inorganic component is 3/7 or more and 7/3 or less, and the area ratio of the inorganic component that is spherical to the external additive residue is 30% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto KAMISAKI, Manabu FURUKI, Naoki OTA, Tatsuhiro IGARASHI, Yasuhisa MOROOKA, Jun SEKIYA