Patents by Inventor Yoshiaki Morita

Yoshiaki Morita 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: 10136010
    Abstract: A position measurement reference sheet for image position measurement on a recording medium includes a body having a front face to face an image reading face of a reading device, a recording medium detection window in the body to measure a position of an end of the recording medium, and an image detection window in the body to measure a position of an image on the recording medium. The position measurement reference sheet is interposed between the image reading face and the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yumiko Kishi, Makoto Hino, Satoshi Mohri, Yoshiaki Morita, Noritaka Masuda, Hideyo Makino, Tomoaki Suga, Takahiro Konishi, Satoshi Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20180278785
    Abstract: A communication control device includes a communication unit, an acquiring unit, and an adjusting unit. The communication unit transfers first image data acquired from a first processing unit to an external controller of a system, receives second image data transferred from the external controller during an interval between pieces of the first image data transferred in predetermined units, and transfers the received second image data to a second processing unit. The system includes the communication control device and the external controller connected to the communication control device by a half-duplex communication line. The acquiring unit acquires a length of a transfer period for transferring the second image data. The adjusting unit adjusts timing of acquiring the first image data in accordance with the length of the transfer period acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi SUZUKI, Sakae OKAZAKI, Yuichi SUGIYAMA, Masahiro SUZUKI, Yoshiaki MORITA, Toshitsugu KIKUCHI, Yasunori ASADA, Shunsuke KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180278784
    Abstract: A communication control device includes a communication unit, a reception unit, and a controller. The communication unit transfers first image data obtained from a first processing device to an external control device for each portion among portions that are predetermined transfer units, and transfers second image data transferred from the external control device to a second processing device, the communication control device and the external control device being included in a system and being connected to each other via a communication line for half-duplex communication. The reception unit receives a signal that is transmitted during an interval between the portions of the first image data. The controller performs control so as to start obtaining the second image data transferred from the external control device in a case where the signal is received by the reception unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi SUZUKI, Sakae OKAZAKI, Yuichi SUGIYAMA, Masahiro SUZUKI, Yoshiaki MORITA, Toshitsugu KIKUCHI, Yasunori ASADA, Shunsuke KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180270390
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a switching unit and a controller. The information processing apparatus performs a data sending and receiving operation with an external apparatus via a data line which is compliant with a predetermined standard. The switching unit switches the information processing apparatus to a host device or a non-host device in accordance with a state of the information processing apparatus. The controller controls a data sending and receiving operation performed with the external apparatus. The controller controls a data sending and receiving operation for a host device when the information processing apparatus is switched to the host device. The controller controls a data sending and receiving operation for a non-host device when the information processing apparatus is switched to the non-host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sakae OKAZAKI, Shunsuke KASAHARA, Yuichi SUGIYAMA, Masahiro SUZUKI, Masatoshi SUZUKI, Yasunori ASADA, Yoshiaki MORITA, Toshitsugu KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 10015361
    Abstract: An image measurement sheet for measuring an image formed on a recording medium includes a sheet having a plurality of medium scan windows used for detecting the recording medium, a plurality of image scan windows used for detecting the image formed on the recording medium, and an information scan window used for detecting imaging condition information recorded on the recording medium with the image, the plurality of medium scan windows to be corresponded to a portion of sides and a corner of the recording medium, the plurality of image scan windows to be corresponded to a portion of the image formed on the recording medium, and the information scan window to be corresponded to the imaging condition information recorded on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Suga, Satoshi Mohri, Hideyo Makino, Yoshiaki Morita, Satoshi Nakayama, Takahiro Konishi
  • Patent number: 9772599
    Abstract: A driving force transmission unit includes a first coupling, a second coupling, and a first rotary shaft. The first coupling includes a first contact portion and a hole, the inner circumferential surface of which has a rounded rectangular shape in cross section including a circular arc portion. The second coupling includes a second contact portion disposed at a position facing the first contact portion to contact the first contact portion along a direction of rotation of the second coupling. The first rotary shaft is connected to the first coupling and includes a shaft portion, an outer circumferential surface which has a rounded rectangular shape in cross section including a circular arc portion inserted into the hole of the first coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Morita, Takahiro Konishi
  • Publication number: 20170034392
    Abstract: An image measurement sheet for measuring an image formed on a recording medium includes a sheet having a plurality of medium scan windows used for detecting the recording medium, a plurality of image scan windows used for detecting the image formed on the recording medium, and an information scan window used for detecting imaging condition information recorded on the recording medium with the image, the plurality of medium scan windows to be corresponded to a portion of sides and a corner of the recording medium, the plurality of image scan windows to be corresponded to a portion of the image formed on the recording medium, and the information scan window to be corresponded to the imaging condition information recorded on the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoaki SUGA, Satoshi MOHRI, Hideyo MAKINO, Yoshiaki MORITA, Satoshi NAKAYAMA, Takahiro KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20160277610
    Abstract: A position measurement reference sheet for image position measurement on a recording medium includes a body having a front face to face an image reading face of a reading device, a recording medium detection window in the body to measure a position of an end of the recording medium, and an image detection window in the body to measure a position of an image on the recording medium. The position measurement reference sheet is interposed between the image reading face and the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumiko KISHI, Makoto HINO, Satoshi MOHRI, Yoshiaki MORITA, Noritaka MASUDA, Hideyo MAKINO, Tomoaki SUGA, Takahiro KONISHI, Satoshi NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 9423726
    Abstract: A drive transmitter, which can included in a driving device and an image forming apparatus, includes a drive transmitter including a drive coupling and a driven coupling. The drive coupling is mounted on a drive output shaft to which a driving force is transmitted and includes a drive claw projecting in an axial direction. The driven coupling is mounted on a driven shaft, faces the drive coupling in the axial direction, and includes a driven claw projecting in the axial direction. A height of at least one of the drive claw and the driven claw in the axial direction gradually decreasing from one end to the other end in a rotation direction of at least one of the drive coupling and the driven coupling. The drive claw and the driven claw come into either one of line contact and point contact with each other in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Morita, Ryo Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20160091837
    Abstract: A drive transmitter, which can included in a driving device and an image forming apparatus, includes a drive transmitter including a drive coupling and a driven coupling. The drive coupling is mounted on a drive output shaft to which a driving force is transmitted and includes a drive claw projecting in an axial direction. The driven coupling is mounted on a driven shaft, faces the drive coupling in the axial direction, and includes a driven claw projecting in the axial direction. A height of at least one of the drive claw and the driven claw in the axial direction gradually decreasing from one end to the other end in a rotation direction of at least one of the drive coupling and the driven coupling. The drive claw and the driven claw come into either one of line contact and point contact with each other in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MORITA, Ryo HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 9285746
    Abstract: An abnormality monitoring system includes: an electronic component that outputs a lock signal of “High” when the electronic component stops functioning and outputs a lock signal of “Low” when the electronic component functions; a signal device that supplies power to the electronic component and outputs an ON operation signal instructing the electronic component to function and an OFF operation signal instructing the electronic component to stop functioning; a harness member that connects the electronic component and the signal device and transmits and receives a signal; and a monitor device that determines abnormality of the electronic component when the operation signal is ON and the lock signal is “Low”, and determines abnormality of the harness member when the operation signal is OFF and the lock signal is “Low”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Konishi, Yoshiaki Morita
  • Patent number: 9134680
    Abstract: A driving force transmission unit includes on a driving force transmission path a first driving rotary body with a plurality of first contact portions, a first driven rotary body with a plurality of first contact targets, a second driving rotary body with a plurality of second contact portions, and a second driven rotary body with a plurality of second contact targets. Each of the plurality of the first contact portions and each of the plurality of the first contact targets are disposed such that peaks of periodical shock generated as a first connecting portion defined by one of the first contact portions contacting one of the first contact targets changes from one to another do not overlap with peaks of periodical shock generated as a second connecting portion defined by one of the second contact portions contacting one of the second contact targets changes from one to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Morita
  • Publication number: 20150050080
    Abstract: A driving force transmission unit includes a first coupling, a second coupling, and a first rotary shaft. The first coupling includes a first contact portion and a hole, the inner circumferential surface of which has a rounded rectangular shape in cross section including a circular arc portion. The second coupling includes a second contact portion disposed at a position facing the first contact portion to contact the first contact portion along a direction of rotation of the second coupling. The first rotary shaft is connected to the first coupling and includes a shaft portion, an outer circumferential surface which has a rounded rectangular shape in cross section including a circular arc portion inserted into the hole of the first coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MORITA, Takahiro KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20150043928
    Abstract: An abnormality monitoring system includes: an electronic component that outputs a lock signal of “High” when the electronic component stops functioning and outputs a lock signal of “Low” when the electronic component functions; a signal device that supplies power to the electronic component and outputs an ON operation signal instructing the electronic component to function and an OFF operation signal instructing the electronic component to stop functioning; a harness member that connects the electronic component and the signal device and transmits and receives a signal; and a monitor device that determines abnormality of the electronic component when the operation signal is ON and the lock signal is “Low”, and determines abnormality of the harness member when the operation signal is OFF and the lock signal is “Low”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Konishi, Yoshiaki Morita
  • Publication number: 20140140729
    Abstract: A driving force transmission unit includes on a driving force transmission path a first driving rotary body with a plurality of first contact portions, a first driven rotary body with a plurality of first contact targets, a second driving rotary body with a plurality of second contact portions, and a second driven rotary body with a plurality of second contact targets. Each of the plurality of the first contact portions and each of the plurality of the first contact targets are disposed such that peaks of periodical shock generated as a first connecting portion defined by one of the first contact portions contacting one of the first contact targets changes from one to another do not overlap with peaks of periodical shock generated as a second connecting portion defined by one of the second contact portions contacting one of the second contact targets changes from one to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki MORITA
  • Patent number: 8599413
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a latent image carrier having a surface that moves, an optical writing unit that scans and emits light in a main scanning direction, a developing unit, a first storage unit, a second storage unit, and a control unit. The first storage unit stores first light intensity adjustment data for adjusting the intensity of light emitted from the optical writing unit such that the deviation of the emission intensity of the light in the main scanning direction due to characteristics of the optical writing unit is corrected. The second storage unit stores second light intensity adjustment data which can be set at each irradiation point in the main scanning direction and is for adjusting the intensity of the light emitted from the optical writing unit such that the deviation of image density at an arbitrary irradiation point in the main scanning direction is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Morita, Sohichiroh Ishikawa, Tomohide Takenaka
  • Publication number: 20110228355
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a latent image carrier having a surface that moves, an optical writing unit that scans and emits light in a main scanning direction, a developing unit, a first storage unit, a second storage unit, and a control unit. The first storage unit stores first light intensity adjustment data for adjusting the intensity of light emitted from the optical writing unit such that the deviation of the emission intensity of the light in the main scanning direction due to characteristics of the optical writing unit is corrected. The second storage unit stores second light intensity adjustment data which can be set at each irradiation point in the main scanning direction and is for adjusting the intensity of the light emitted from the optical writing unit such that the deviation of image density at an arbitrary irradiation point in the main scanning direction is corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Morita, Sohichiroh Ishikawa, Tomohide Takenaka
  • Patent number: 7731281
    Abstract: An impact absorbing plate 31 is disposed between a front part 31z of the impact absorbing plate 31 and a vehicle body 11 so that a rupture generating part 44 ruptured by impact is extended in the front and rear direction of the vehicle, and the impact absorbing plate 31 is fixed to a front part 13a and a rear part 13b of the front seat bracket 13 provided in the vehicle body by rivets 33 and 33. A portion of front part 31z of the impact absorbing plate 31 is cut to form a cutoff part 45, and a front end 17a of a rail 17 provided in a seat section is attached to a convex part 35, which is molded so as to expand upward an inner side of the cutoff part 45, by a rivet 34.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Imasen Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kurita, Koji Uno, Yukio Hiruta, Yoshiaki Morita, Masaru Ueda, Nobukatsu Masuda, Hideyuki Kito
  • Publication number: 20080315635
    Abstract: A rear end collision shock absorbing unit wherein there are provided one-side member rotating in synchronization with either one side of the seat back side and the seat cushion side between members that turn mutually to enable tilting, and the other-side member rotating in synchronization with the other side, and a convex part is provided on the one-side member, a concave part or a through hole in which the convex part fits is provided in the other-side member, and when a rear end collision shock is applied, the convex part and the concave part or through hole are turned relatively and deformed in a fitted state, whereby rear end collision shock energy is absorbed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Gakuji Kimura, Yoshiaki Morita, Masaru Ueda
  • Publication number: 20070273186
    Abstract: An impact absorbing plate 31 is disposed between a front part 31z of the impact absorbing plate 31 and a vehicle body 11 so that a rupture generating part 44 ruptured by impact is extended in the front and rear direction of the vehicle, and the impact absorbing plate 31 is fixed to a front part 13a and a rear part 13b of the front seat bracket 13 provided in the vehicle body by rivets 33 and 33. A portion of front part 31z of the impact absorbing plate 31 is cut to form a cutoff part 45, and a front end 17a of a rail 17 provided in a seat section is attached to a convex part 35, which is molded so as to expand upward an inner side of the cutoff part 45, by a rivet 34.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicants: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Imasen Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Kurita, Koji Uno, Yukio Hiruta, Yoshiaki Morita, Masaru Ueda, Nobukatsu Masuda, Hideyuki Kito