Patents by Inventor Toshihiro GODA

Toshihiro GODA 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: 10852669
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a transport path that transports an image forming medium in a top-bottom direction; a first image forming unit including a first intermediate transfer belt, which is disposed so as to face the transport path, to which toner images formed in multiple first toner-image forming units are transferred, and from which the toner images are transferred to the medium transported along the transport path; a second image forming unit including a second intermediate transfer belt, which is disposed upstream of the first image forming unit in a medium transport direction so as to face the transport path, to which toner images formed in multiple second toner-image forming units are transferred, and from which the toner images are transferred to the medium transported along the transport path; and a ventilation path formed between the first image forming unit and the second image forming unit, which are spaced apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Goda, Yukihiro Ichiki, Akira Shimodaira, Keita Hashimoto, Masaki Suto
  • Patent number: 10670996
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first forming unit that forms a superimposed toner image, in which yellow, magenta, and cyan toner images are superimposed on one another, on a first intermediate transfer unit; a second forming unit that is located downstream of the first forming unit in a recording-medium transport direction and that forms a black toner image on a second intermediate transfer unit; a first transfer part that transfers the superimposed toner image formed on the first intermediate transfer unit by the first forming unit to a recording medium; and a second transfer part that is located downstream of the first transfer part in the recording-medium transport direction and that transfers, in a superimposed manner, the black toner image formed on the second intermediate transfer unit by the second forming unit to the superimposed toner image on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Hashimoto, Yukihiro Ichiki, Masaki Suto, Akira Shimodaira, Toshihiro Goda
  • Publication number: 20200096912
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a transport path that transports an image forming medium in a top-bottom direction; a first image forming unit including a first intermediate transfer belt, which is disposed so as to face the transport path, to which toner images formed in multiple first toner-image forming units are transferred, and from which the toner images are transferred to the medium transported along the transport path; a second image forming unit including a second intermediate transfer belt, which is disposed upstream of the first image forming unit in a medium transport direction so as to face the transport path, to which toner images formed in multiple second toner-image forming units are transferred, and from which the toner images are transferred to the medium transported along the transport path; and a ventilation path formed between the first image forming unit and the second image forming unit, which are spaced apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro GODA, Yukihiro ICHIKI, Akira SHIMODAIRA, Keita HASHIMOTO, Masaki SUTO
  • Publication number: 20200096915
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first forming unit that forms a superimposed toner image, in which yellow, magenta, and cyan toner images are superimposed on one another, on a first intermediate transfer unit; a second forming unit that is located downstream of the first forming unit in a recording-medium transport direction and that forms a black toner image on a second intermediate transfer unit; a first transfer part that transfers the superimposed toner image formed on the first intermediate transfer unit by the first forming unit to a recording medium; and a second transfer part that is located downstream of the first transfer part in the recording-medium transport direction and that transfers, in a superimposed manner, the black toner image formed on the second intermediate transfer unit by the second forming unit to the superimposed toner image on the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita HASHIMOTO, Yukihiro ICHIKI, Masaki SUTO, Akira SHIMODAIRA, Toshihiro GODA
  • Publication number: 20200073293
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transport belt, a first intermediate transfer belt, and a second intermediate transfer belt. The transport belt is disposed along a transport path extending in a vertical direction. The transport belt is configured to transport a recording medium while coming into contact with one surface of the recording medium. The first intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich the recording medium together with the transport belt. An image is transferred from the first intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium. The second intermediate transfer belt is disposed above the first intermediate transfer belt. The second intermediate transfer belt is configured to sandwich, together with the transport belt, the recording medium which is in a state where the recording medium is sandwiched between the first intermediate transfer belt and the transport belt. An image being transferred from the second intermediate transfer belt to the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro ICHIKI, Akira SHIMODAIRA, Keita HASHIMOTO, Toshihiro GODA, Masaki SUTO
  • Patent number: 10317830
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming part that forms an image on one surface of a recording material; and a second image forming part provided at an upper side of the first image forming part in a gravitational direction, the second image forming part that transports the recording material received from the first image forming part such that the one surface faces downward in the gravitational direction and that forms an image on the one surface from a lower side in the gravitational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Ninomiya, Keita Hashimoto, Sho Watanabe, Akira Shimodaira, Toshihiro Goda
  • Patent number: 9996039
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes at least a load unit, a driving unit that drives the load unit, and a controller that controls the driving unit. The controller determines that at least one of the load unit and the driving unit malfunctions if a velocity change time period that the driving unit has taken to reach a second velocity from a first velocity is off a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotake Eguchi, Yasuhiro Kurokawa, Chihiro Iijima, Masataka Momma, Masashi Takahashi, Shohei Miyagawa, Kazuyuki Yagata, Toshihiro Goda
  • Publication number: 20180067455
    Abstract: A drive force transmission device includes a frame that supports therein plural gears transmitting a rotational drive force and that has a flat portion extending in a direction intersecting a direction in which the rotational drive force is transmitted. The drive force transmission device has an air channel that allows air sucked from an outside of the frame to pass therethrough so as to exhaust the air to the outside of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro GODA, Chihiro IIJIMA, Kazuyuki YAGATA, Shohei MIYAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180004140
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes at least a load unit, a driving unit that drives the load unit, and a controller that controls the driving unit. The controller determines that at least one of the load unit and the driving unit malfunctions if a velocity change time period that the driving unit has taken to reach a second velocity from a first velocity is off a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotake EGUCHI, Yasuhiro KUROKAWA, Chihiro IIJIMA, Masataka MOMMA, Masashi TAKAHASHI, Shohei MIYAGAWA, Kazuyuki YAGATA, Toshihiro GODA
  • Patent number: 9823622
    Abstract: A drive force transmission device includes a frame that supports therein plural gears transmitting a rotational drive force and that has a flat portion extending in a direction intersecting a direction in which the rotational drive force is transmitted. The drive force transmission device has an air channel that allows air sucked from an outside of the frame to pass therethrough so as to exhaust the air to the outside of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Goda, Chihiro Iijima, Kazuyuki Yagata, Shohei Miyagawa
  • Publication number: 20160342137
    Abstract: A drive force transmission device includes a frame that supports therein plural gears transmitting a rotational drive force and that has a flat portion extending in a direction intersecting a direction in which the rotational drive force is transmitted. The drive force transmission device has an air channel that allows air sucked from an outside of the frame to pass therethrough so as to exhaust the air to the outside of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro GODA, Chihiro IIJIMA, Kazuyuki YAGATA, Shohei MIYAGAWA