Patents by Inventor Teruaki Mitsuya

Teruaki Mitsuya 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: 20020127027
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus restricts disturbance of a potential patch in the case where a potential sensor for detecting the potential patch is provided downstream side of a developing device of a multiple developing roller type to enable stable reproduction of a high quality image for a long period. The apparatus includes a potential sensor provided downstream side of moving direction of the image carrier relative to the developing means for detecting a potential on the image carrier, and controller setting the developing bias to a value restricting disturbance of a potential portion as an object for potential detection by the potential sensor by the developer when the potential portion passes across the developing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: Keisuke Kubota, Teruaki Mitsuya, Hiroyuki Mabuchi, Masayoshi Ishii, Shinichi Akatsu
  • Patent number: 6411786
    Abstract: A toner image fixing device in which a surface temperature of a heat roller (1) is set to a temperature at which volatile odor component included in a parting agent is below a permissible value, and in which an auxiliary heating means (9, 10) is provided on at least one side of the upstream side and the downstream side in a recording material transporting direction in relation to a pressure contact portion of the heat roller and a pressure (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michio Yokosuka, Teruaki Mitsuya
  • Publication number: 20020057930
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus for charging a photosensitive body, changing the light exposure amount in at least three levels at exposure to light, thereby forming an electrostatic image made up of a high-potential part, a low-potential part, and an intermediate-potential part therebetween on the photosensitive body, and normally developing and inversely developing the electrostatic image using toners different in charge polarity for forming two types of toner images on the photosensitive body, a first developer used with a first toner image developing unit has electric resistance changed within 10% in the change range of applied voltage to the developer as the difference between a surface potential of the photosensitive body and a developing bias voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Hisao Okada, Hiroyuki Mabuchi, Teruaki Mitsuya, Shinya Kobayashi, Yasuo Takuma, Masayoshi Ishii, Hisayoshi Kato
  • Publication number: 20010030680
    Abstract: In an electrophotographic apparatus, regions having at least three different potential levels Vc, Vw, and Vr are formed on a photosensitive member by using an exposing device, and developing processes respectively using colored particles of different kinds are performed by normal development and reversal development on two potential levels Vc and Vr excluding the intermediate potential level Vw. The apparatus has an auxiliary exposing unit for forming a fringe development preventing potential in an edge of an image forming region in order to prevent fringe development from occurring. The auxiliary exposing unit sets an auxiliary exposure amount by performing pulse-width modulation on a laser driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventors: Teruaki Mitsuya, Nobuyoshi Hoshi, Hisao Okada, Yoshihiko Sano, Shinichi Akatsu, Shinya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6271874
    Abstract: An image memory for storing input image data by plural lines, a horizontal scanning fringe correction exposure determining section for determining a fringe between close vertical lines in a horizontal scanning direction in the image data, a vertical scanning fringe correction exposure determining section for determining a fringe at the lower end of an image in a vertical scanning direction and a switch for selecting at least three laser drivers are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignees: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Maruo, Shinichi Akatsu, Hiroyuki Mabuchi, Teruaki Mitsuya, Shinya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20010006028
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a printing system ensuring easy formation of a plate and regeneration of said plate, and a press plate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Publication date: July 5, 2001
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sasaki, Mitsuyoshi Shouji, Sachiko Shouji, Kenichi Kawashima, Yutaka Ito, Teruaki Mitsuya, Nobuyoshi Hoshi
  • Publication number: 20010003560
    Abstract: A toner image fixing device in which a surface temperature of a heat roller (1) is set to a temperature at which volatile odor component included in a parting agent is below a permissible value, and in which an auxiliary heating means (9, 10) is provided on at least one side of the upstream side and the downstream side in a recording material transporting direction in relation to a pressure contact portion of the heat roller and a pressure (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Publication date: June 14, 2001
    Inventors: Michio Yokosuka, Teruaki Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 6240270
    Abstract: A first developing unit comprising a plurality of developing rolls including a developing roll whose rotation direction is matched with the move direction of a photosensitive body and a developing roll whose rotation direction is made opposite to the move direction of the photosensitive body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruaki Mitsuya, Hiroyuki Mabuchi, Masayoshi Ishii, Koji Kato, Hisayoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 6131000
    Abstract: An electrophotographic printing apparatus using electric potential dividing development processing without the occurrence of primary fringe and fringe caused by auxiliary exposure has reverse electric fields causing primary fringe and fringe caused by auxiliary exposure adjusted to be nearly equal to each other. The auxiliary exposure is applied to an area surrounding one image, and an electric potential of an intermediate electric potential zone is brought close to a bias electric potential of another image which is not subjected to auxiliary exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Akatsu, Teruaki Mitsuya, Kenichi Ito, Nobuyoshi Hoshi, Ryuuichi Shimizu, Hisao Okada, Hiroyuki Mabuchi, Masayoshi Ishii, Seiji Maruo
  • Patent number: 6061534
    Abstract: In a two-color image forming apparatus, correction exposure of creating an area having a potential between an image area potential and a white area potential is made for a decided white area on the periphery of the image area. A potential difference between the image area and white area is reduced to attenuate an edge effect, thereby preventing the fringe development. This is accomplished by varying the light amount for the white areas of the intermediate potential areas as a function of the following: surface potentials measured, change in the developing bias voltage and rotating speed of a developing roll, adjustment of the amount of toners by a toner sensor, changing the resistance of a developer, and/or development of raster image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Okada, Teruaki Mitsuya, Shinichi Akatsu
  • Patent number: 5869214
    Abstract: A dielectric belt 24 is retracted from a photoreceptor 2 before printing, and electrophotographic processes including a process of forming an electrostatic latent image, a developing process and a cleaning process except for a transferring process are repeated. During the repetition of the electrophotographic processes, a surface electric potential in the background of the photoreceptor 2 is measured by the electric potential sensor 10. Alternatively, a quantity of toner adhering to the background of the photoreceptor 2 is measured by the toner sensor 37 and the toner electric charge sensor 36. When the measured values are lower than the reference values, it is judged that no fringe image is generated in the recording condition, and the printing operation is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayasu Anzai, Yoshihiro Gunji, Kozi Kato, Shin-ichi Nishino, Nobuyoshi Hoshi, Teruaki Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 5666598
    Abstract: A high-speed image forming method and apparatus is capable of directly controlling a toner by the force of an energy beam. Selected toner particles in a mass of toner adhering to the surface of a transparent drum are irradiated with a laser beam emitted by a laser disposed within the transparent drum and controlled for scanning according to image information. The laser beam separates the selected toner particles from the transparent drum by the force it produces on the particles, and then the separated toner particles are moved to a paper sheet by the force of an electric field produced by a developing electrode. Each toner particle need only be irradiated with the light for a comparatively short period of time, so that an image can be formed at high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugita, Akira Arimoto, Teruaki Mitsuya, Nobuyoshi Hoshi, Mamoru Okano, Atsushi Onose, Yoshito Tsunoda, Shinya Kobayashi, Seiji Maruo, Yasuo Takuma
  • Patent number: 5649273
    Abstract: Image fixing device for use in electrophotographic apparatus, capable of suppressing gloss of fixed toner image, thus stably producing images of high quality and high level of fixing intensity over a long period of time. The fixing device is composed of a belt-type heating member and a pressing roller which are contacted with each other and rotate to form therebetween a nip through which a paper supporting unfixed toner image is passed to have the toner image fixed to the paper. The belt-type heating member comprises a metallic endless belt having fine irregularities formed on its surface and a surface layer made of a resin. The surface roughness of the fine irregularities ranges between 10 and 45 .mu.m, when measured by a ten-point averaging method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuuichi Shimizu, Tsuneaki Kawanishi, Toshiya Satoh, Teruaki Mitsuya, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5626821
    Abstract: A cash transaction machine performs receiving and/or paying transactions of bills by manipulation of a user, transfers bills between a receptacle where bills are paid in and out and a storage where bills are stored, and by using a sterilizing unit for heat-sterilizing bills being transferred at a specified temperature range and a specified time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kako, Asahiko Isobe, Masataka Kawauchi, Tomomi Mizuno, Teruaki Mitsuya, Minoru Kadowaki, Atsuko Uozumi, Ryozo Nakamura, Riichi Kato, Kousuke Noda, Hiroyuki Kashiwada
  • Patent number: 5623331
    Abstract: A fixing unit includes a fixing roller, a pressure roller forming a nipper in cooperation with said fixing roller, the nipper conveying a recording material on which an unfixed image is formed while nipping the recording material, a recording material pressing roller disposed at least one of upstream and downstream of said nipper in a recording material conveyance direction for pressing said recording material toward the fixing roller to form a region where the recording material is wound around the fixing roller, and a tension applying unit for applying tension to the recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignees: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., Hitachi Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Kaneko, Takao Umeda, Tsutomu Maekawa, Teruaki Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 5600405
    Abstract: A bias cleaning system has an electrically conductive brush roller for collecting toner which has to adhered a transfer belt by scrubbing the toner off the transfer belt under a condition in which a direct current voltage of the opposite polarity to the charge of the toner is applied to the brush roller. A corona charger is also provided for decreasing the amount of charge on the toner on the transfer belt in a region of the belt up-stream of the electrically conductive brush roller in the moving direction of the transfer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Umeda, Katsuya Kawai, Yosuke Saito, Hiroyuki Mabuchi, Masayasu Anzai, Masato Miwa, Takashi Suzuki, Teruaki Mitsuya, Yasuo Takuma
  • Patent number: 5563394
    Abstract: Cash transaction machine and method for receiving and/or dispensing money by user's manipulation to transact the money comprise a bill receptacle, a bill dispense port, a bill storage and a transport unit for transporting the bill between the receptacle and/or the dispense port, a disinfection unit, and the storage. The bills received and/or to be dispensed are disinfected by the disinfection unit arranged in the transport unit by heating the bills by a heated roller, irradiating the bills by an ultraviolet ray from an ultraviolet ray lamp or applying disinfecting liquid to the bills. Alternatively, the bills are disinfected by a disinfection unit arranged in the storage by heating the bills by a heater or irradiating an electromagnetic wave to the bills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kako, Asahiko Isobe, Masataka Kawauchi, Tomomi Mizuno, Teruaki Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 5548375
    Abstract: A printing system capable of automatically controlling a plurality of printing devices with a minimized number of operators, includes a common handling mechanism for transporting and supplying coloring agents to the plurality of printing devices, a mechanism for handling printed media therebetween, each printing device being provided with printing media loader, and a common expendables handler for transporting expendables to the plurality of printing devices having automatic expendable loaders. The printing system further includes cutters for cutting printed media and collecting them from the printing devices, and a common handler for transporting the collected printed media to the post-process device, thereby, maintaining the operating environment of the printing devices clean and safe at a reduced cost and with the least possible workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruaki Mitsuya, Hisao Okada, Nobuyoshi Hoshi
  • Patent number: 5519479
    Abstract: Image fixing device for use in electrophotographic apparatus, capable of suppressing gloss of fixed toner image, thus stably producing images of high quality and high level of fixing intensity over a long period of time. The fixing device has a fixing roller and a pressing roller which are contacted with each other and rotate to form therebetween a nip through which a paper supporting unfixed toner image is passed to have the toner image fixed to the paper. The fixing roller has a cylindrical core having fine irregularities formed on its surface and a surface layer made of a resin. The surface of the cylindrical core has a greater elastic modulus than that of the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuuichi Shimizu, Tsuneaki Kawanishi, Toshiya Satoh, Teruaki Mitsuya, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: RE35923
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing the toner on the recording medium comprising a pair of fixing rollers which face each other and rotate in opposite direction to form a nipping and fusing section for toner fixing, with at least one of the rollers internally provided with a heating element, and a recording medium guiding device for changing the length of contact area of the recording medium to the fixing roller with heating element in accordance with the recording medium thickness, which is provided at the downstream side extending from the nipping and fusing section. This allows the device to be reduced in size and the fixing strength to be increased independent of the recording medium thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Koki Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruaki Mitsuya