Patents by Inventor Yoshinobu Yoneima

Yoshinobu Yoneima 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: 9958672
    Abstract: To restrict an angle change of a reflection surface of a reflection member that reflects a scanning light beam, an optical scanning device includes a first support portion that supports a reflection mirror at one point at an end in a longitudinal direction of the reflection mirror, a second support portion that supports the reflection mirror at a plurality of points at the other end, a reinforcement portion that reinforces a structure of the second support portion side of a housing in the longitudinal direction of the reflection mirror, compared to a structure of the first support portion side of the housing, one first fixing portion that is used to fix the housing to an image forming apparatus on the first support portion side, and a plurality of second fixing portions that are used to fix the housing to the image forming apparatus on the second support portion side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Yoneima, Aiichiro Otana
  • Publication number: 20180067305
    Abstract: To restrict an angle change of a reflection surface of a reflection member that reflects a scanning light beam, an optical scanning device includes a first support portion that supports a reflection mirror at one point at an end in a longitudinal direction of the reflection mirror, a second support portion that supports the reflection mirror at a plurality of points at the other end, a reinforcement portion that reinforces a structure of the second support portion side of a housing in the longitudinal direction of the reflection mirror, compared to a structure of the first support portion side of the housing, one first fixing portion that is used to fix the housing to an image forming apparatus on the first support portion side, and a plurality of second fixing portions that are used to fix the housing to the image forming apparatus on the second support portion side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Yoneima, Aiichiro Otana
  • Patent number: 9529296
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a position of a light beam sensor includes preparing a jig at a position coinciding with where the target surface is to be placed, the jig including a sensor mounting section at a reference position where a first beam is to enter, the first beam and a second beam being split from the light beam such that the first beam passes through one or more scan lenses and the second beam enters the light beam sensor, and mounting a reference sensor to the sensor mounting section, the reference sensor being configured to detect the first beam. The method further includes adjusting the position of the light beam sensor so as to synchronize detection timing of the second beam by the light beam sensor with detection timing of the first beam by the reference sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Yoneima
  • Patent number: 9488930
    Abstract: When rotation speed of second rotator is greater than or equal to a threshold previously determined, first control portion causes first generation portion to generate a first potential difference that enables toner in a predetermined amount to be transferred from first rotator to second rotator, and causes second generation portion to generate a second potential difference that enables the toner in the predetermined amount to be transferred from second rotator to a electrostatic latent image. When the rotation speed is less than the threshold, second control portion causes first generation portion to generate a third potential difference that enables the toner in an amount exceeding the predetermined amount to be transferred from first rotator to second rotator, and causes second generation portion to generate a fourth potential difference that enables the toner in the predetermined amount to be transferred from second rotator to the electrostatic latent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Yoneima
  • Publication number: 20160291502
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a position of a light beam sensor includes preparing a jig at a position coinciding with where the target surface is to be placed, the jig including a sensor mounting section at a reference position where a first beam is to enter, the first beam and a second beam being split from the light beam such that the first beam passes through one or more scan lenses and the second beam enters the light beam sensor, and mounting a reference sensor to the sensor mounting section, the reference sensor being configured to detect the first beam. The method further includes adjusting the position of the light beam sensor so as to synchronize detection timing of the second beam by the light beam sensor with detection timing of the first beam by the reference sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu YONEIMA
  • Patent number: 9387689
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a light source, a deflector, a scanning optical system, a BD sensor, and a half-silvered mirror. The light source emits a light beam. The deflector deflects a light beam emitted from the light source. The scanning optical system includes a scan lens and causes the deflected light beam to form an image on a photosensitive surface. The BD sensor detects a light beam. The half-silvered mirror splits the light beam into a first beam and a second beam. The first beam passes through the scan lens to enter the photosensitive surface. The second beam enters the BD sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Yoneima
  • Publication number: 20160147173
    Abstract: When rotation speed of second rotator is greater than or equal to a threshold previously determined, first control portion causes first generation portion to generate a first potential difference that enables toner in a predetermined amount to be transferred from first rotator to second rotator, and causes second generation portion to generate a second potential difference that enables the toner in the predetermined amount to be transferred from second rotator to a electrostatic latent image. When the rotation speed is less than the threshold, second control portion causes first generation portion to generate a third potential difference that enables the toner in an amount exceeding the predetermined amount to be transferred from first rotator to second rotator, and causes second generation portion to generate a fourth potential difference that enables the toner in the predetermined amount to be transferred from second rotator to the electrostatic latent image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Yoneima
  • Patent number: 9285709
    Abstract: A developing device includes: a container, a stirring member, a developing roller, a toner concentration detection section, a stirring plate, and an elastic member. The stirring plate is attached to the rotary shaft of the stirring member in a manner such as to be rotatable together with the rotary shaft, and has a tip part located in the radial direction at a predefined distance from the detection surface. The elastic member has elasticity, is attached to the stirring plate in a manner such as to surround a one-side surface, an another-side surface, and the tip part in a rotation direction of the stirring plate, has a sufficient length in the radial direction enough to abut the detection surface, and makes sliding-contact with the detection surface while rotating together with the stirring plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Sasaki, Yoshinobu Yoneima
  • Patent number: 9274453
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. In the roller main body, a boehmite layer has been formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, by a surface treatment by a boehmite method, and a resin coat layer has been formed on a surface of the boehmite layer, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material having electric conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Oishi, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Tamotsu Shimizu, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito
  • Publication number: 20160041503
    Abstract: A developing device includes: a container, a stirring member, a developing roller, a toner concentration detection section, a stirring plate, and a blade. The stirring plate is attached to the rotary shaft of the stirring member in a manner such as to be rotatable together with the rotary shaft, and has a tip part located in the radial direction at a predefined distance from the detection surface. The blade has elasticity, is attached to the stirring plate in a manner such as to surround a one-side surface, an another-side surface, and the tip part in a rotation direction of the stirring plate, has a sufficient length in the radial direction enough to abut the detection surface, and makes sliding-contact with the detection surface while rotating together with the stirring plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Sasaki, Yoshinobu Yoneima
  • Patent number: 9217951
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a developing device, a bias applying unit, a leakage detecting unit, a bias control unit and a leakage detection control unit. The developing device includes a magnetic roller and a developing roller. The magnetic roller carries a developer layer by being rotated. The developing roller receives the toner from the developer layer and supplies the toner to the image carrier. The leakage detection control unit performs a leakage detecting operation of detecting a value of an inter-peak voltage, at which the leakage occurred. The leakage detection control unit simultaneously starts the leakage detecting operation for a plurality of developing devices and performs the leakage detecting operations of the developing devices in which leakage simultaneously occurred while switching the leakage detecting operations one by one if the leakage simultaneously occurs in a plurality of developing devices at an inter-peak voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Fujishima, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Tamotsu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9213183
    Abstract: A mounting auxiliary member includes a rotary member and a stationary member. The rotary member is provided in an optical scanning device, and interposed between a light source holding member holding a light source and a head part of a screw. The rotary member has a first through hole through which a shaft part of the screw penetrates and is configured so as to co-rotate with the screw as the head part of the screw comes into contact with a peripheral edge part of the first through hole. The stationary member is interposed between the rotary member and light source holding member, has a second through hole into which the shaft part of the screw penetrating through the first through hole is movably inserted, and is configured to hold the rotary member while permitting the rotary member to slidably rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Yoneima
  • Publication number: 20150261127
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a developing device, a bias applying unit, a leakage detecting unit, a bias control unit and a leakage detection control unit. The developing device includes a magnetic roller and a developing roller. The magnetic roller carries a developer layer by being rotated. The developing roller receives the toner from the developer layer and supplies the toner to the image carrier. The leakage detection control unit performs a leakage detecting operation of detecting a value of an inter-peak voltage, at which the leakage occurred. The leakage detection control unit simultaneously starts the leakage detecting operation for a plurality of developing devices and performs the leakage detecting operations of the developing devices in which leakage simultaneously occurred while switching the leakage detecting operations one by one if the leakage simultaneously occurs in a plurality of developing devices at an inter-peak voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Masashi Fujishima, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Tamotsu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9122193
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. A resin coat layer has been formed on an outer circumferential surface of the roller main body, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material having electric conductivity. A product of resistance component Rs [?] and electrostatic capacitance component Cs [F] in AC impedance Z of the roller main body is in a range from 2.79×10?7 to 6.77×10?5, the AC impedance Z being obtained when an AC voltage of a predetermined frequency f is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Yoneima, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Tamotsu Shimizu, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi, Chikara Ishihara, Masashi Fujishima, Yoshimi Shimizu, Yasuhiro Tauchi, Yu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9122194
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. The roller main body includes a resin coat layer that is formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material and having electric conductivity. An AC impedance Z obtained from an application of an AC voltage at a frequency in a range from 0.05 Hz to 100 Hz is equal to or higher than 100?, and a phase angle ? satisfies a relationship of 0 rad<?<0.1 rad when a power factor is cos ?=Za/Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Shimizu, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi
  • Publication number: 20150177642
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. A resin coat layer has been formed on an outer circumferential surface of the roller main body, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material having electric conductivity. A product of resistance component Rs [?] and electrostatic capacitance component Cs [F] in AC impedance Z of the roller main body is in a range from 2.79×10?7 to 6.77×10?5, the AC impedance Z being obtained when an AC voltage of a predetermined frequency f is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Yoneima, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Tamotsu Shimizu, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi, Chikara Ishihara, Masashi Fujishima, Yoshimi Shimizu, Yasuhiro Tauchi, Yu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150177643
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. In the roller main body, a boehmite layer has been formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, by a surface treatment by a boehmite method, and a resin coat layer has been formed on a surface of the boehmite layer, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material having electric conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Oishi, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Tamotsu Shimizu, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito
  • Publication number: 20150177644
    Abstract: A developing roller includes a roller main body disposed to face, without contact, an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier. The roller main body includes a resin coat layer that is formed on an outer circumferential surface of a base body that is made of a metal including aluminum, the resin coat layer being made of a resin material and having electric conductivity. An AC impedance Z obtained from an application of an AC voltage at a frequency in a range from 0.05 Hz to 100 Hz is equal to or higher than 100?, and a phase angle ? satisfies a relationship of 0 rad<?<0.1 rad when a power factor is cos ?=Za/Z.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Tamotsu Shimizu, Yuji Kamiyama, Akihiro Watanabe, Yoshinobu Yoneima, Shizuka Okada, Sakae Saito, Yasuhiro Oishi
  • Publication number: 20150002601
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a light source, a deflector, a scanning optical system, a BD sensor, and a half-silvered mirror. The light source emits a light beam. The deflector deflects a light beam emitted from the light source. The scanning optical system includes a scan lens and causes the deflected light beam to form an image on a photosensitive surface. The BD sensor detects a light beam. The half-silvered mirror splits the light beam into a first beam and a second beam. The first beam passes through the scan lens to enter the photosensitive surface. The second beam enters the BD sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu YONEIMA
  • Publication number: 20140177019
    Abstract: A mounting auxiliary member includes a rotary member and a stationary member. The rotary member is provided in an optical scanning device, and interposed between a light source holding member holding a light source and a head part of a screw. The rotary member has a first through hole through which a shaft part of the screw penetrates and is configured so as to co-rotate with the screw as the head part of the screw comes into contact with a peripheral edge part of the first through hole. The stationary member is interposed between the rotary member and light source holding member, has a second through hole into which the shaft part of the screw penetrating through the first through hole is movably inserted, and is configured to hold the rotary member while permitting the rotary member to slidably rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu YONEIMA