Conveyor Releases To Subsequent Conveyor Patents (Class 271/3.18)
  • Patent number: 10766726
    Abstract: Provided is a sheet conveying device capable of suppressing the recurrence of overlapped feeding in accordance with the detection of overlapped feeding. The sheet conveying device includes a paper-supply roller and a conveying roller. A sheet-detecting unit detects a leading edge position of a sheet. An overlapped-feeding-detecting unit detects overlapped-feeding of sheets. An overlapped-feeding-distance-calculating unit, based on detection results, calculates an overlapped-feeding distance in which sheets are overlapped. A conveyance-control unit causes the paper-supply roller to stop at a timing when a position separated a set length in a sheet-conveyance direction from a sheet trailing edge reaches the paper-supply roller. The conveyance-control unit, in a case where detection of overlapped feeding by the overlapped-feeding-detecting unit occurs a plurality of times, extends the set length based on the overlapped-feeding distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kaori Kitayama
  • Patent number: 10717619
    Abstract: A medium transport apparatus includes a first roller configured to transport a medium, a second roller configured to transport the medium at a different position, in the transport direction of the medium, from the first roller, the second roller including a rotary shaft parallel to a rotary shaft of the first roller, and a bearing portion configured to contact with both the rotary shaft of the first roller and the rotary shaft of the second roller in an area in an extending direction of the rotary shaft, within which the transported medium passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yuta Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10353324
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes the following. An image carrier carries a toner image. A transfer unit transfers a toner image held by the image carrier onto a sheet. A controller controls a relation of a position between the image carrier and the sheet so that the sheet continues to come into contact with the image carrier from a position where a distance from a transfer nip is within a predetermined range when the sheet enters the transfer nip during an image forming job. The transfer nip is formed by the image carrier and the transfer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Keisuke Oura
  • Patent number: 10232628
    Abstract: A system for removably retaining a print head assembly includes a bracket holding a print head assembly and a shaft for receiving the bracket on the shaft. The shaft includes a retaining assembly, a first shaft section having a profile geometry to allow the bracket to be received onto the shaft, a second shaft section having a profile geometry preventing removal of the bracket from the shaft, and a positioning assembly configured to resiliently engage the bracket. When the bracket is received on the shaft at the first shaft section, the positioning assembly can engage and releasably reposition the bracket onto the second shaft section and against the retaining assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DATAMAX-O'NEIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yaw Horng Yap, Boon Kheng Lim, Florante Sumalinog Go
  • Patent number: 9516357
    Abstract: A device may include a network interface and a processor. The network interface may receive data over a network and send data over the network. The processor may receive, from a remote device, a first portion of content at a first quality via the network interface. In addition, the processor may record the first portion of the content at the first quality, obtain bandwidth information, send the bandwidth information to a remote device via the network interface, and receive, from the remote device via the network interface, a second portion of the content at a second quality. Furthermore, the processor may record the second portion of the content at the second quality and schedule a download of the content at a fixed quality from a remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Binny Asarikuniyil, Venkata S. Adimatyam
  • Publication number: 20150130123
    Abstract: Provided are a medium-machining device and medium-machining method capable of improving conveying precision when a medium to be machined is conveyed and thereby machining the medium with high precision. As a solution, the medium-machining device 1 according to the present invention includes a medium machining means 50 (60) for machining a medium M while scanning the top of the medium M, a platen 10 for supporting the medium M during the machining, two medium conveying rollers 15 and 16 provided upstream and downstream in a conveying direction of the medium with respect to the medium machining means 50 (60), and a manual distribution tray 30 having a medium supporting surface 30a arranged in the same surface as a medium supporting surface 10a of the platen 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazutaka Tamaki
  • Publication number: 20150108706
    Abstract: A transport device includes an abutting member that abuts a leading end of a transport object and transport members that are disposed upstream of the abutting member in a transport direction and transport the transport object to the abutting member. The transport object is a first or second transport object. One of the transport members or the transport members transport the first transport object and cause the leading end of the first transport object to abut the abutting member. When transporting the transport object to a position where the leading end of the transport object abuts the abutting member, a transport force required to transport the second transport object is larger than that required to transport the first transport object. A larger number of transport members are used to transport the second transport object than the number of the transport members used to transport the first transport object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi WATANABE, Naohito OTSUKI, Yoichi YAMAKAWA, Mizuki ARAI
  • Publication number: 20150091234
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a conveyor which conveys a sheet from an upper path to a lower path through a curved path. The conveyance section includes a feed roller which is disposed at the upper path and feeds the sheet, a separation roller which is disposed at the upper path and separates the sheet in conjunction with a separator, and a conveying roller which conveys the sheet along the curved path. The lower path includes a horizontal path extending in a substantially horizontal direction. The separator includes a flat plate portion having a flat plate shape, and the flat plate portion is disposed above the horizontal path and is arranged in a substantially horizontal direction. The separation roller is disposed above the separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Katsuro Miura
  • Publication number: 20150091240
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a conveyor, a supporting section which supports a sheet to be fed to the conveyor and a guide section which is provided on the supporting section and configured to guide a sheet to the conveyor. The supporting section includes a first support region and a second support region which support a sheet. The first support region is provided at a position on an upstream side from the second support region in a sheet conveyance direction. The first support region extends substantially horizontally, and the second support region is inclined in a lower direction toward the downstream side in the conveyance direction. The guide section includes a first portion which extends substantially horizontally along the first support region, and a second portion which is connected to the first portion and extends obliquely in the lower direction along the second support region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuro Miura, Tsuyoshi Suganuma, Takuya Naniwa
  • Publication number: 20150091239
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet, a stacking portion on which the sheet having the image formed thereon is to be stacked, a first roller capable of forward and reverse rotations, a second roller capable of rotating with the first roller when the first roller makes a forward rotation, a third roller capable of rotating with the first roller when the first roller makes a reverse rotation and then the forward rotation, a regulation portion movable between a regulation position where entering of the sheet into a nip portion between the first and second rollers is prevented, and an allowing position where discharge of the sheet is allowed, and a movement unit configured to cause the regulation portion to be placed in the allowing position during forward rotation, and to be placed in the regulation position during reverse rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Ryo Iwasawa, Daisuke Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150084264
    Abstract: The invention includes a swing mechanism contacting/separating a driven discharge roller with/from a driving discharge roller by swinging a support portion rotatably supporting the driven discharge roller. A planetary gear mechanism is provided in a power transmitting route from a driving source to the swing mechanism. The planetary gear mechanism switches the transmission of the driving force to the swing mechanism into a transmission state and a cutoff state by the switching portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Takeshi Hino
  • Publication number: 20150028532
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus forms a loop of a sheet between a first conveyance roller pair and a second conveyance roller pair, and before a leading edge of the sheet reaches a nip portion of a third conveyance roller pair, separates the first conveyance roller pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Masafumi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8894064
    Abstract: An accessory receives sheets from an inkjet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Eric Munro Innes
  • Patent number: 8890883
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an decoloring apparatus includes: an decoloring processing unit configured to apply decoloring processing decoloring a color of an decolorable colorant; a sheet conveying unit configured to convey the sheet and cause the sheet to pass through the decoloring processing unit; an image reading unit arranged further on an upstream side than the decoloring processing unit in a sheet conveying direction by the sheet conveying unit and configured to read the image formed on the sheet conveyed by the sheet conveying unit; a thickness sensor arranged further on the upstream side than the decoloring processing unit in the sheet conveying direction by the sheet conveying unit and configured to detect thickness of the sheet conveyed by the sheet conveying unit; an decolorability determining unit configured to determine, on the basis of a detection result in at least one of the image reading unit and the thickness sensor, executability of the decoloring processing in the decoloring processing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ken Iguchi, Hiroyuki Taki, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Isao Yahata, Hiroyuki Taguchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchihashi
  • Publication number: 20140319754
    Abstract: An automatic document feeder includes a sheet feeding tray on which a document is stacked; a slit glass on which the document is scanned while moving; a discharge path in which the document is conveyed after the document is scanned; a document discharge unit to which the document is discharged through the discharge path; and a stamp device that makes a mark on a scanned surface of the document being in the discharge path. The stamp device includes a printing unit that faces the scanned surface of the document. The printing unit is movable between a first position at which the printing unit faces the document being in the discharge path and a second position at which the printing unit is retracted from the discharge path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Fumiaki TSUCHIYA, Kenichi KURODA, Yasuhiro TOMITA, Maki NISHIDE
  • Publication number: 20140312553
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device (30) includes a plurality of first conveyance rollers (31) and a plurality of second conveyance rollers (32). The sheet conveying device (30) includes stiffening rollers (34). The stiffening rollers (34) are disposed coaxially with at least one conveyance rollers (32) among the first and second conveyance rollers (31) and (32), and have diameters larger than diameters of the conveyance rollers (32). The stiffening rollers (34) includes first stiffening rollers (34a), which apply conveying forces to a sheet (P), and second stiffening rollers (34b), which apply smaller conveying forces to the sheet (P) than the conveying forces to the sheet (P) in the first stiffening rollers (34a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Masaharu KIMURA, Kohji AOKI, Yoshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Norichika KATSURA
  • Publication number: 20140284866
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a sheet feed apparatus that feeds a sheet; an image forming apparatus that is provided independently of the sheet feed apparatus and that includes an image-formation transport path used for transporting the sheet fed from the sheet feed apparatus and an image forming section that forms an image onto the sheet transported along the image-formation transport path; and a relay apparatus that is independently provided between the sheet feed apparatus and the image forming apparatus. The relay apparatus relays the sheet fed from the sheet feed apparatus toward the image forming apparatus and ensures a distance along which the sheet is transported from the sheet feed apparatus to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiro SUZUKI, Mitsuaki KURODA
  • Publication number: 20140232055
    Abstract: Upon continuous feeding of a plurality of sheets and upon detection of a leading end of a sheet by a detection unit before an elapse of a first time after a start of a paper feed roller, a controller performs control such that a paper conveyance speed of the paper feed roller is set lower than a paper conveyance speed of a registration roller, and the paper feed roller is stopped after conveying the sheet having the leading end detected for a specified conveyance distance before a next timing of starting the registration roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro YAMAGATA
  • Publication number: 20140175731
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance apparatus conveys a sheet without imposing a load on a drive unit due to the bend of the sheet when the sheet is conveyed from one unit to the other, and when the sheet is conveyed by a second conveyance unit and a first conveyance unit, a first control unit controls a first drive motor and a second control unit controls a second drive motor to make a sheet conveyance speed of the first conveyance unit equal to or higher than that of the second conveyance unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichiro Okawa
  • Publication number: 20140175732
    Abstract: A document feeder includes a feed roller provided in a feed path for a document, a conveying roller provided on a downstream side of the feed roller in the feed path, and a protruding portion provided between the feed roller and the conveying roller in the feed path and protruding from a lower side of the feed path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kiichiro SHIMOSAKA, Ryoichi YASUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140138899
    Abstract: A paper feed apparatus is capable of correcting the skew of a sheet irrespective of a differential conveyance distance. The paper feed apparatus is provided with a first Large volume paper feed apparatus 100A having a control unit 130 which performs first correction control to correct the skew of a sheet by controlling a first conveyance unit 110 and forming a loop of the sheet P before a paper stop rollers 110d, and also performs second correction control to correct the skew of a sheet by controlling a second conveyance unit 120 and forming a loop of the sheet before a paper stop rollers 110d. In this case, the control unit 130 controls the first conveyance unit 110 and the second conveyance unit 120 in order that the skew correcting ability of the second correction control becomes greater than the skew correcting ability of the first correction control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Konica Minolta , Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi OYAMA, Kenji IZUMIYA, Kiyoto KOJIMA, Atsushi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 8720886
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus which conveys a sheet, including: a first conveying path along which the sheet is conveyed; a second conveying path along which the sheet is reconveyed to the first conveying path; a reverse conveyance roller pair, which performs forward rotation to convey the sheet from the first conveying path and reverse rotation to convey the sheet to the second conveying path; a reconveying roller pair disposed in the second conveying path; and a control portion which causes the reconveying roller pair to nip a preceding sheet and a succeeding sheet in an overlaid manner, and thereafter rotates a first roller that is in contact with the preceding sheet while stopping rotation of a second roller that is in contact with the succeeding sheet so that the preceding sheet is conveyed to the first conveying path and the succeeding sheet stays in the second conveying path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Kuroda, Atsushi Ogata
  • Publication number: 20140117610
    Abstract: A paper sheet conveying apparatus includes: a conveying path in which a paper sheet is conveyed; a plurality of conveying rollers; a plurality of driving motors; an out-of-step detection portion; a stop control portion; and a driving restart control portion. The plurality of conveying rollers are disposed along the conveying path. The plurality of driving motors rotates the conveying rollers. The out-of-step detection portion detects an out-of-step in each of the driving motors. The stop control portion stops each of the driving motors when an out-of-step is detected. The driving restart control portion drives, after each of the driving motors is stopped, a first driving motor in which an out-of-step has occurred, and a second driving motor in which no out-of-step occurs, under a driving start condition that an amount of rotation of the second driving motor is less than an amount of rotation of the first driving motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Aono
  • Publication number: 20140110896
    Abstract: Provided is a sheet storing apparatus including a processing tray and a stack tray arranged respectively at the downstream side of a path sheet discharging port of a sheet discharging path and at the downstream side of the processing tray as forming a step respectively, and a reversing roller arranged at a tray sheet discharging port as being capable of rotating forwardly and reversely to convey a sheet conveyed from the path sheet discharging port selectively to the processing tray and the stack tray, so that a sheet to be conveyed to the processing tray from the path sheet discharging port is conveyed in a state of having corrugations formed thereon and a sheet to be conveyed to the stack tray from the sheet discharging port is stored at the stack tray in a flat shape as having the corrugations corrected after passing through the reversing roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicants: NISCA CORPORATION, RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsunori ISHIKAWA, Hideki MIMURA
  • Patent number: 8678370
    Abstract: A recording apparatus to record an image on a recording medium using a recording head includes a first conveying roller, a second conveying roller, and a controller. The first conveying roller is positioned upstream of the recording head in a conveying direction and the second conveying roller is positioned downstream of the recording head in the conveying direction. In response to a first conveying mode being selected, the controller performs a rotational phase control in which the controller controls rotational phases of the first conveying roller and the second conveying roller such that the recording medium is conveyed by predetermined sections of circumferences of the first conveying roller and the second conveying roller when a trailing end of the recording medium passes the first conveying roller. In response to the second conveying mode being selected, the controller does not perform the rotational phase control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Teshigawara, Jun Yasutani, Takeshi Yazawa, Hiroyuki Saito, Takaaki Ishida, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Toshiro Yoshiike, Shuichi Tokuda
  • Patent number: 8641033
    Abstract: A sheet feeding unit to be inserted between a printer main unit and a sorting unit having a plurality of discharge trays. The sheet feeding unit includes a casing in which a sheet is housed and through which a feed path and a discharge conveyance path extend horizontally. The casing has on a face thereof adjacent to the printer main unit an exit of the feed path and an entrance of the discharge conveyance path, and on a face thereof adjacent to the sorting unit an entrance of the feed path and an exit of the discharge conveyance path. The positions of the exit and entrance of the feed path coincide with each other when seen in a conveyance direction, and the positions of the entrance and exit of the discharge conveyance path coincide with each other when seen in the conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihide Wada, Toshiaki Tokisawa, Kanto Kurasawa, Yoshiaki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140015189
    Abstract: An image forming system includes the following elements. An image forming apparatus forms images on plural sheets sequentially transported with a spacing therebetween. A sheet transport apparatus includes a transport section which receives and transports the plural sheets farther downstream. The sheet transport apparatus supplies a different type of sheet from a different-type-of-sheet supply device, inserts it into the spacing, and transports the sheets. The sheet transport apparatus includes the following elements. A transport information obtaining unit obtains information concerning transporting of sheets. A different-type-of-sheet stop unit supplies the different type of sheet, on the basis of the information concerning transporting of sheets, and stops the different type of sheet at a position before the transport section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko MINAMISAWA
  • Publication number: 20140008858
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a paper sheet handling apparatus includes a supply unit including a support surface which tilts from a vertical direction, and a mounting surface substantially perpendicular to the support surface, and configured to receive a plurality of paper sheets which tilt along the support surface and are stacked on the mounting surface, a pick up mechanism configured to pick up the paper sheets from a mounting surface side of the supply unit, a conveyance path configured to convey the picked up paper sheet, an inspection device configured to inspect the conveyed paper sheet, and an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the inspected paper sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sakoguchi, Kazuhiro Mukai, Hisashi Oosawa
  • Patent number: 8602406
    Abstract: A signature transport device is provided. The signature transport device includes a first conveyor moving a stream of folded signatures in a first direction, a rotary arm having a gripper, the gripper gripping a folded signature from the stream by a fold, the rotary arm moving the folded signature in a second direction, a toothed drum engaging a portion of the folded signature, the rotary arm rotating past the toothed drum to open the folded signature and a second conveyor receiving the opened signature from the gripper as the rotary arm continues to rotate. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Roger Caron
  • Patent number: 8590887
    Abstract: An automatic teller machine (ATM) may include a medium transfer portion to transfer paper mediums from a paper medium storage portion storing the paper mediums, a carrier position adjustment portion rotatably mounted at a rear end of the carrier transfer portion, to which a medium carrier stacking and carrying the paper mediums transferred along the medium transfer portion is rotatably mounted, and a sheet roller portion rotatably mounted between the medium carrier and the carrier position adjustment portion to transfer the paper mediums on the medium transfer portion into the medium carrier by a rotational operation and to align the paper mediums stored in the medium carrier, wherein the sheet roller portion contacts the paper medium such that a greater frictional force is generated at a middle area than an outer area when transferring the paper mediums on the medium transfer portion into the medium carrier or when aligning the paper mediums stored in the medium carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nautilus Hyosung Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Cha, Dong Sik Lee
  • Patent number: 8550446
    Abstract: A scanning-printing integrated apparatus comprises a scanning passage (1), a printing passage (3) communicated with the scanning passage (1), a transitional passage (2) providing printing medium to the printing passage (3), a first driving mechanism for driving the paper conveying roller (12) of the scanning passage (1) and the paper conveying roller (312) of the printing passage (3), and a second driving mechanism for driving the paper conveying roller (21) of the transitional passage (2) and the paper conveying roller (312) of the printing passage (3). The two ends of the paper conveying roller (312) of the printing passage (3) are respectively transmission-connected to the first driving mechanism and the second driving mechanism via one-way bearings (71, 72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tianxin Jiang, Xiaojie Tang, Shuxun Dong, Chuntao Wang, Min Yang
  • Patent number: 8480072
    Abstract: A flat-article feed device comprising a supply magazine in which flat articles are moved in a stack on edge in a first transfer direction, a separator for separating the leading flat article of the stack from the remainder of the stack and for driving it in a second transfer direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first transfer direction, an unstacker that takes a flat article that is being unstacked and brings it in the second transfer direction to the inlet of a conveyor, and a retainer that exerts a retaining force that opposes movement of the flat article towards the conveyor, the unstacker being offset from the separator by a distance not less than the maximum length of a flat article, and the retainer being provided facing the unstacker. A postal sorting machine including such a feed device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Solystic
    Inventors: Stephane Samain, Mickael Dauvergne, Stephane Ambroise
  • Patent number: 8465013
    Abstract: A disclosed carrying apparatus includes a first rotating unit carrying a sheet-like carried medium in a rotating direction, a second rotating unit carrying the carried medium in the rotating direction, a first driving unit rotating the first rotating unit, a second driving unit rotating the second rotating unit, a first rotational speed detecting unit, a second rotational speed detecting unit, a first rotational speed controlling unit, a second rotational speed controlling unit, and a torque information acquiring unit acquiring torque information acting on the first rotating unit, wherein the second rotational speed controlling unit controls the second rotational speed in response to a comparison result between the torque information acquired when the sheet-like carried medium is solely carried by the first rotating unit and the torque information acquired when the sheet-like carried medium is carried by the first rotating unit and the second rotating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ashikawa
  • Publication number: 20130134648
    Abstract: A paper sheet processing apparatus capable of preventing a paper sheet from being drawn out by an unauthorized action. The bill processing device includes: an insertion slot into which a bill is inserted; a bill conveyance mechanism capable of conveying the bill having been inserted from the insertion slot; a bill reader reading the bill conveyed by the bill conveyance mechanism; an authenticity judging mechanism judging an authenticity of the bill read by the bill reader; and a pulse output part driving a motor for controlling conveyance speed of the bill by a motor of the bill conveyance mechanism. The pulse output part controls the conveyance speed by the bill conveyance mechanism after the completion of reading by the bill reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Universal Entertainment Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130134646
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes: a sheet supplier configured to supply a recording medium; a first conveyor configured to convey the recording medium supplied from the sheet supplier in a conveying direction; a recording portion configured to record an image on the recording medium conveyed by the first conveyor; and a controller configured to detect an orientation of the recording medium with respect to the conveying direction while the recording medium is conveyed and change a conveying speed of the recording medium conveyed by the first conveyor depending on the detected orientation of the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro HAYASHI
  • Patent number: 8430390
    Abstract: Apparatus for gathering postal items having a postal item feeding path for feeding postal items at a speed of transport and a postal item gripper for gripping and subsequently releasing postal items. The gripper is circulatable in a sense of circulation along a circulation path downstream of the feeding path. Each time prior to gripping of one of the postal items by the gripper, at least the speed of transport of the gripper is temporarily reduced to a reduced speed of transport or the speed of transport of the postal item along the feeding path is temporarily increased to an increased speed of transport. A method for gathering postal items is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Neopost Technologies
    Inventors: Hans Oosterhoff, Erik Jouke Bijl, Herman Sytema
  • Publication number: 20130049284
    Abstract: A media transport apparatus and method includes a first media transport having a first drive unit, configured and operative to convey the substrate media through a marking zone to be marked by a print head. A first motion encoder is operatively connected with the first media transport, configured and operative to output a first signal dependent upon the motion of the first media transport surface. A second media transport with a second drive unit and second motion encoder is configured and operative to receive the substrate media from the first media transport and to convey the substrate media. The second drive unit drives the motion of the second media transport with substantially the same surface velocity as the first media transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry P. Mandel, Joannes N.M. deJong, Steven R. Moore
  • Patent number: 8376144
    Abstract: To provide a media separator including a lumped-media conveyer mechanism which receives lumped media to convey the lumped media in a predetermined direction, and a picker roller which separates the lumped media conveyed by the lumped-media conveyer mechanism, the lumped-media conveyer mechanism including an auxiliary conveyer body for conveying the lumped media to the picker roller. That makes it possible to reliably separate and send out the lumped media, when having shorter media mixed, and to achieve downsizing of the media separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yokokawa, Takashi Okada
  • Patent number: 8376348
    Abstract: A device and method for transferring flexible flat objects, in particular printed products, between two conveyors. The device includes a first gripper conveyor with first grippers moved along a first gripper conveyor path for hanging transport of the objects in a conveyor direction by gripping a first object edge, a second gripper conveyor with second grippers moved along a second gripper conveyor path, for receiving the objects by gripping a second object edge which lies opposite the first object edge, and at least one actuation device for opening and closing the first and second grippers such that, in a transfer region, the objects may be transferred from the first grippers to the second grippers. The distances of the first and the second grippers are different to one another in front of the transfer region, wherein the distances of the first grippers are smaller than that of the second grippers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Alex Keller
  • Patent number: 8353246
    Abstract: Provided is a quality inspection apparatus including: gripper units provided to each delivery chain, each gripper unit configured to hold an end portion of a sheet; an arc-shaped track portion provided in a part of a movement track of the gripper units and formed by the movement track; an inspection unit installed at an opposite side of the arc-shaped track portion from an arc center of the arc-shaped track portion; and a vacuum cylinder installed at the same side of the arc-shaped track portion as the arc center. In the apparatus, while running along the arc-shaped track portion, the sheet is inspected by the inspection unit under a guidance of the vacuum cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Kamoda
  • Publication number: 20130001853
    Abstract: A device and a method for the stacking of sheets in a printing press are disclosed. The device and correspondingly the method have at least two laterally spaced sheet transport roll pairs to transport the sheets in a transport plane. A stacking tray is furthermore provided to accommodate the sheets transported out of the printing press. A sheet contacting unit is arranged in the direction of transport behind the sheet transport roll pairs such that it deflects at least a partial region of the sheet out of the transport plane at least in a first direction, wherein the sheet undergoes a deformation transversely to the direction of transport, and wherein the at least two sheet transport roll pairs and the sheet contacting unit are arranged in a projection onto the transport plane in a triangular arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Dimitrios Kostudis
  • Publication number: 20120313311
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus capable of improving sheet processing performance and productivity is provided. While sheets are conveyed in a piled state toward a rear-end stopper, displacement is produced between the sheets by a pair of discharge rollers. Even if adhesion occurs between the sheets during conveyance thereof, the adhesion between the sheets can be removed before the sheets come into contact with the rear-end stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Kushida, Yusuke Obuchi, Toshiyuki Iwata, Rikiya Takemasa
  • Patent number: 8328178
    Abstract: A sheet conveying system which is capable of preventing a jammed sheet from being mixed with processed sheets, reducing waste in sheets and toners, and further alleviating the user's operations, when jamming has occurred during passing of a sheet between respective sheet conveying devices of upstream and downstream apparatuses. A puncher control section of a puncher as an upstream apparatus of the system issues a passing completion notification as to the passing of a sheet to a staple stacker control section of a staple stacker as a downstream apparatus of the system. Upon reception of the notification, when the staple stacker control section determines that the parameter of auxiliary information of the notification indicates an abnormal discharge of the sheet from the puncher, the staple stacker stops the conveyance of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Miyake, Mitsuhiko Sato, Ichiro Sasaki, Manabu Yamauchi, Naoto Watanabe, Akinobu Nishikata, Takayuki Fujii, Hidenori Sunada, Shunsuke Nishimura, Takashi Yokoya
  • Patent number: 8328179
    Abstract: A transport-object transporting device includes a power-transmission blocking mechanism that blocks the transmission of power at an intermediate point of the cam driving gear train so as to maintain the discharge roller in the release position. The power-transmission blocking mechanism includes an engaged portion provided in the rocking arm, and an engaging portion whose engagement position thereof relative to the engaged portion is changeable by changing a rocking direction of the rocking arm. When the engaging portion is set at a predetermined engagement position relative to the engaged portion, the first planetary gear and the second planetary gear are both kept away from the cam driving gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Shimomura, Satoshi Negishi, Ryo Honma
  • Publication number: 20120288309
    Abstract: A sheet transporting device includes a regulating member is arranged so that an edge of a sheet is abutted against the regulating member while moving toward downstream in a transporting direction of the sheet, and a first transport member that transports the sheet toward the regulating member while moving toward the downstream in the transporting direction, and that pushes the sheet against the regulating member while slipping on a surface of the sheet in a state where the sheet is abutted against the regulating member, wherein the regulating member and the first transport member moving together toward the downstream in the transporting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi YAMAKAWA, Michio TADA, Takashi ABE, Yoshiyuki TAKAISHI, Yousuke HASEGAWA, Hisakazu ONOE, Makio UEHARA, Yasunobu GOTOH
  • Patent number: 8286960
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a conveying roller and an ejection roller for conveying a recording medium. The recording apparatus also includes a controller which controls the conveying roller and the ejection roller. The controller selectively performs a conveyance control process for the rollers when the recording medium leaves the conveying roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Teshigawara, Jun Yasutani, Takeshi Yazawa, Hiroyuki Saito, Takaaki Ishida, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Toshiro Yoshiike, Shuichi Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20120248677
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a sheet feeding unit for feeding a sheet, a registration roller for transporting the sheet toward the image forming unit, a rotational member for transporting the sheet toward the registration roller, at least one detection member provided on an upstream side of the registration roller, and a sheet size detection unit configured to receive an output from the detection member. The rotational member is configured to continue rotation until transportation of the sheet is completed. The registration roller is configured to rotate when a predetermined waiting time period has elapsed since the detection member detects sheet arrival. The sheet size detection unit is configured to detect a size of the sheet using a time period from a time when the detection member detects the sheet arrival to a time when the detection member detects sheet passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru NAKAMURA, Masaaki Maruta
  • Patent number: 8246038
    Abstract: Provided is a paper-currency transfer device, which prevents paper-currency clogging in a paper-currency transfer unit composed of a plurality of transfer units and which neither has a complicated structure nor needs a dedicated drive source. A medium transfer device transfers a medium from a sending-side paper-currency transfer passage as a first transfer passage to a receiving-side paper-currency transfer passage as a second transfer passage. The medium transfer device comprises a runner mounted coaxially with a transfer roller on a receiving side of the receiving-side paper-currency transfer passage. The runner is rotated at a higher speed than that of the transfer roller on the receiving side. The drive source of the runner is common to that of the transfer roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhide Ugajin
  • Patent number: 8246046
    Abstract: [Problem] The present invention has as an object to reduce the occurrence of jamming of sheet within a sheet handling device. [Solution] The sheet handling device comprises an input/output section having the function of stacking sheets and configured to accept and dispense sheets from the sheet handling device; a storing unit configured to store sheets; a transport path allocated between the storing unit and the input/output section and configured to transport sheets; a determination section allocated on the transport path and configured to determine transport condition of sheets being transported; and a controller that, in the event that the determination section determines improper transport condition of a sheet being transported from the storing unit to the input/output section by the transport path, controls the transport path so as to store the sheet in the storing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: Yukie Taniyama, Hiroki Matsuse, Riichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20120187619
    Abstract: A device (1) for conveying sheet documents between upstream and downstream sheet document processors is disclosed. The device (1) is independent from the upstream and downstream sheet document processors and comprises a receiving section (4) adapted to receive, in use, sheet documents discharged by the upstream sheet document processor into an output pocket of the upstream sheet document processor, and a transport (7, 8) extending from the receiving section (4) to an output section (26). The transport (7, 8) is adapted to convey sheet documents received at the receiving section (4) to the output section (26). The sheet documents are then discharged from the output section (26), in use, to the downstream sheet document processor. A corresponding method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: CASH DYNAMICS LLP
    Inventor: Robert Wright