Patents by Inventor Yuichiro Maeyama

Yuichiro Maeyama 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: 11148892
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a position detector configured to detect a position of a side end portion of a conveyance target medium, a position adjuster configured to move in at least one of a width direction of the conveyance target medium and a rotation direction of the conveyance target medium within a plane of sheet conveyance, while conveying the conveyance target medium, and adjust a position of the conveyance target medium, according to the position of the side end portion of the conveyance target medium detected by the position detector, a transfer rotary body disposed downstream from the position adjuster in a sheet conveying direction and having a receiver mounted on the rotary body to receive the conveyance target medium, and circuitry configured to change a rotation speed of the transfer rotary body according to the position of the conveyance target medium after adjusted by the position adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Egawa, Yuichiro Maeyama, Motoharu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11021338
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a conveying body, a pressing body, and an attracting device. The conveying body conveys a sheet. The pressing body presses the sheet to a circumferential surface of the conveying body at an upstream side from an operation start position at which an operation with respect to the sheet starts, in a sheet conveying direction. The attracting device sucks and attracts the sheet onto the conveying body. The attracting device includes an attracting unit having an attracting region extending shorter than a distance between the pressing body and the operation start position. The attracting unit rotate together with the conveying body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Maeyama
  • Publication number: 20210146701
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing device to print, on a sheet, a detection mark for acquiring an amount of deviation of an image, a detection device to read a position of the detection mark and acquire the amount of deviation of the position of the detection mark, and control circuitry to perform correction according to the amount of deviation. The circuitry prints the detection marks on both faces of the sheet in duplex printing, reads the detection marks on both faces with the detection device, calculates a first correction value from the position of the detection mark on a first face on which printing is performed first, calculates a second correction value from the position of the detection mark on a second face on which printing is performed later, and calculates a third correction value from the positions of the detection marks on the first and second faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Maeyama, Yohei Sakon, Shingo Takai, Noboru Hirano, Dai Kurabayashi
  • Patent number: 10875730
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a detector configured to detect an attitude of a conveyance target medium, a corrector configured to perform a correcting operation based on a detection result of the detector, and circuitry configured to calculate an angular displacement correction amount and a lateral displacement correction amount of the conveyance target medium, cause the corrector to perform the correcting operation in a direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction, based on the lateral displacement correction amount, after the corrector grips the conveyance target medium, and cause the corrector to rotate by the angular displacement correction amount of the conveyance target medium before the corrector grips the conveyance target medium and to perform the correcting operation in a direction of rotation of the conveyance target medium, based on the angular displacement correction amount, after the corrector grips the conveyance target medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Eri Uchida, Motoharu Takahashi, Yuichiro Maeyama, Tomohiro Egawa
  • Patent number: 10807367
    Abstract: A liquid discharge device includes a head array, a support body, a moving assembly, and a head array fixing device. The head array fixing device fixes the head array at an approach position. The head array fixing device includes a gripping target member and a gripping member. The gripping target member is disposed on one of the head array and the support body and extending in a direction in which the head array approaches or retracts from a recording region of a recording medium. The gripping member is disposed on another of the head array and the support body, to grip the gripping target member to position the gripping target member in a conveyance direction and a width direction of the recording member. A gripping position at which the gripping member grips the gripping target member is adjustable in at least one of the conveyance direction and the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Miyagawa, Yuichiro Maeyama
  • Patent number: 10792912
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a rotator, a liquid discharger, a sheet-material position detector, a first signal output device, a second signal output device, and circuitry. The rotator carries a sheet material on a circumferential surface and conveys the sheet material. The liquid discharger discharges liquid onto the sheet material. The sheet-material position detector detects a position of the sheet material. The first signal output device outputs a first signal corresponding to a rotation amount of the rotator. The second signal output device outputs a second signal correlated with a movement amount of the sheet material on the circumferential surface of the rotator. The circuitry determines a discharge start timing of the liquid discharger from a detection result of the sheet-material position detector and the first signal, and generates a discharge timing of the liquid discharger from the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Maeyama, Yasuyuki Horie
  • Publication number: 20200165088
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of this disclosure, there is provided an image reading apparatus that includes a reader, an upstream reading conveyance rotator pair, at least one upstream conveyance rotator pair, and an upstream separator. The reader reads a detection target image on a sheet. The upstream reading conveyance rotator pair is disposed upstream from the reader in a sheet conveyance direction to convey the sheet. The upstream conveyance rotator pair is disposed upstream from the upstream reading conveyance rotator pair in the sheet conveyance direction to convey the sheet toward the upstream reading conveyance rotator pair. The upstream separator causes one rotator of the upstream conveyance rotator pair to be contacted against and separated from another rotator of the upstream conveyance rotator pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichiro MAEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190283998
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a detector configured to detect an attitude of a conveyance target medium, a corrector configured to perform a correcting operation based on a detection result of the detector, and circuitry configured to calculate an angular displacement correction amount and a lateral displacement correction amount of the conveyance target medium, cause the corrector to perform the correcting operation in a direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction, based on the lateral displacement correction amount, after the corrector grips the conveyance target medium, and cause the corrector to rotate by the angular displacement correction amount of the conveyance target medium before the corrector grips the conveyance target medium and to perform the correcting operation in a direction of rotation of the conveyance target medium, based on the angular displacement correction amount, after the corrector grips the conveyance target medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eri UCHIDA, Motoharu TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro MAEYAMA, Tomohiro EGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190283992
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a conveying body, a pressing body, and an attracting device. The conveying body conveys a sheet. The pressing body presses the sheet to a circumferential surface of the conveying body at an upstream side from an operation start position at which an operation with respect to the sheet starts, in a sheet conveying direction. The attracting device sucks and attracts the sheet onto the conveying body. The attracting device includes an attracting unit having an attracting region extending shorter than a distance between the pressing body and the operation start position. The attracting unit rotate together with the conveying body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichiro MAEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190283415
    Abstract: A liquid discharge device includes a head array, a support body, a moving assembly, and a head array fixing device. The head array fixing device fixes the head array at an approach position. The head array fixing device includes a gripping target member and a gripping member. The gripping target member is disposed on one of the head array and the support body and extending in a direction in which the head array approaches or retracts from a recording region of a recording medium. The gripping member is disposed on another of the head array and the support body, to grip the gripping target member to position the gripping target member in a conveyance direction and a width direction of the recording member. A gripping position at which the gripping member grips the gripping target member is adjustable in at least one of the conveyance direction and the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki MIYAGAWA, Yuichiro MAEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190283398
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a rotator, a liquid discharger, a sheet-material position detector, a first signal output device, a second signal output device, and circuitry. The rotator carries a sheet material on a circumferential surface and conveys the sheet material. The liquid discharger discharges liquid onto the sheet material. The sheet-material position detector detects a position of the sheet material. The first signal output device outputs a first signal corresponding to a rotation amount of the rotator. The second signal output device outputs a second signal correlated with a movement amount of the sheet material on the circumferential surface of the rotator. The circuitry determines a discharge start timing of the liquid discharger from a detection result of the sheet-material position detector and the first signal, and generates a discharge timing of the liquid discharger from the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Maeyama, Yasuyuki Horie
  • Publication number: 20190276258
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a position detector configured to detect a position of a side end portion of a conveyance target medium, a position adjuster configured to move in at least one of a width direction of the conveyance target medium and a rotation direction of the conveyance target medium within a plane of sheet conveyance, while conveying the conveyance target medium, and adjust a position of the conveyance target medium, according to the position of the side end portion of the conveyance target medium detected by the position detector, a transfer rotary body disposed downstream from the position adjuster in a sheet conveying direction and having a receiver mounted on the rotary body to receive the conveyance target medium, and circuitry configured to change a rotation speed of the transfer rotary body according to the position of the conveyance target medium after adjusted by the position adjuster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Egawa, Yuichiro MAEYAMA, Motoharu TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10399803
    Abstract: A feeding device includes a plurality of suction units, disposed above a conveyed medium stacked on a stacker, to attract the conveyed medium. At least one of the plurality of suction units includes a rotary fan including a board and a plurality of walls extending from the board; and a driver to rotate the rotary fan. The at least one of the plurality of suction units generates a vortex air with a side of the board with the plurality of walls directed to the conveyed medium. The at least one of the plurality of suction units being a suction unit generates a vortex air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyosuke Nakada, Kiyoshi Hata, Mamoru Yorimoto, Yuichiro Maeyama, Isao Matsushima, Takeshi Watanabe, Kahei Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20190241385
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, in which a method of correcting a positional deviation of a sheet is performed, includes a detecting device to detect a position of the sheet, a pair of sheet conveying bodies to convey the sheet and correct the positional deviation of the sheet, an image forming device to form an image on the sheet, and circuitry to calculate a first positional deviation amount of the sheet based on a first detection result of the detecting device, cause the pair of sheet conveying bodies to correct the positional deviation of the sheet based on the first positional deviation amount, calculate a second positional deviation amount of the sheet based on a second detection result of the detecting device, and cause the image forming device to correct the positional deviation of an image forming position on the sheet based on the second positional deviation amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki KANEKO, Motoharu TAKAHASHI, Yuichiro MAEYAMA, Tomohiro EGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190161299
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includable in an image forming apparatus that uses a method of conveying a conveyance target medium and a method of forming an image, includes a position detector, a position adjuster, and circuitry. The position detector is configured to detect a position of a conveyance target medium. Based on a detection of the position of the conveyance target medium by the position detector, the position adjuster moves in at least one of a width direction of the conveyance target medium and a rotation direction of the conveyance target medium within a plane of conveyance of the conveyance target medium and repeatedly adjusts the position of the conveyance target medium while conveying the conveyance target medium. The circuitry changes a conveying speed of the conveyance target medium, according to a change of the position of the conveyance target medium after adjusted by the position adjuster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro EGAWA, Yuichiro MAEYAMA, Motoharu TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190161301
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes a plurality of position detectors, a leading end detector, and a position adjuster. The plurality of position detectors is configured to detect a position of a sheet. The leading end detector is configured to detect a leading end of the sheet. The position adjuster is configured to, based on a detection result obtained by the plurality of position detectors, rotate in a rotation direction of the sheet within a plane of conveyance of the sheet to change the position of the sheet the position adjuster grips the sheet under conveyance to cause the leading end detector to rotate with the position adjuster in the rotation direction of the sheet within the plane of conveyance of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro MAEYAMA, Tomohiro EGAWA, Motoharu TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10081506
    Abstract: A feeding device to feed a conveyed medium stacked on a stacker, includes a first suction unit, a second suction unit, and third suction units. The first suction unit includes a suction chamber; a suction fan to exhaust air from the suction chamber; and a first driver to rotate the suction fan. The suction units are disposed above the conveyed medium stacked on the stacker. The second suction unit includes a rotary fan including a board and a plurality of walls extending from the board; and a second driver to rotate the rotary fan. The second suction unit generates a vortex flow directed to the conveyed medium. The plurality of third suction units is disposed in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the conveyed medium and attracts ends of the conveyed medium in the direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Watanabe, Kyosuke Nakada, Kiyoshi Hata, Mamoru Yorimoto, Yuichiro Maeyama, Isao Matsushima, Kahei Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20170210579
    Abstract: A feeding device to feed a conveyed medium stacked on a stacker, includes a first suction unit, a second suction unit, and third suction units. The first suction unit includes a suction chamber; a suction fan to exhaust air from the suction chamber; and a first driver to rotate the suction fan. The suction units are disposed above the conveyed medium stacked on the stacker. The second suction unit includes a rotary fan including a board and a plurality of walls extending from the board; and a second driver to rotate the rotary fan. The second suction unit generates a vortex flow directed to the conveyed medium. The plurality of third suction units is disposed in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the conveyed medium and attracts ends of the conveyed medium in the direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi WATANABE, Kyosuke NAKADA, Kiyoshi HATA, Mamoru YORIMOTO, Yuichiro MAEYAMA, Isao MATSUSHIMA, Kahei NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170210578
    Abstract: A feeding device includes a plurality of suction units, disposed above a conveyed medium stacked on a stacker, to attract the conveyed medium. At least one of the plurality of suction units includes a rotary fan including a board and a plurality of walls extending from the board; and a driver to rotate the rotary fan. The at least one of the plurality of suction units generates a vortex air with a side of the board with the plurality of walls directed to the conveyed medium. The at least one of the plurality of suction units being a suction unit generates a vortex air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyosuke NAKADA, Kiyoshi HATA, Mamoru YORIMOTO, Yuichiro MAEYAMA, Isao MATSUSHIMA, Takeshi WATANABE, Kahei NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9238566
    Abstract: A moving unit of a sheet cutting device is movable in a sheet width direction perpendicular to a sheet feed direction in which a sheet of recording media is fed along a sheet feed path. A cutter holder accommodates a cutter, is connected to the moving unit and is rotatable in a thickness direction of the sheet relative to the moving unit. A guide member is disposed along the sheet width direction to guide the moving unit in the sheet width direction. A drawing member is mounted on the moving unit to draw the moving unit toward a downstream side in a cutting direction in which the cutter holder moves to cut the sheet. The moving unit is connected to the cutter holder at a position downstream in the cutting direction from an accommodated position of the cutter in the cutter holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Ogawa, Kazuhiro Wakamatsu, Masahiko Yamada, Yuichiro Maeyama, Toshihiro Yoshinuma