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Masahito Ishino, Norio Tomiie, Katsuya Ota, Yuki Matsui, Chikara Ishihara: Cleaning device and method for an electrophotographic photoconductor. Kyocera Mita Corporation, Carmody & Torrance, August 10, 2010: US07773933 (5 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an image forming apparatus and an image forming method capable of preventing excessive charging in the toner within the cleaning device for effectively preventing generation of the black spots derived from the leak current. In the image forming apparatus comprising a c ...


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Yasuhiro Sato, Masaki Otani, Takamasa Inobe, Katsuya Ota, Yasuhiro Marume, Ryuji Takechi, Kenji Sakaguchi, Toshiyuki Watanabe: Process equipment selecting system and method for selecting process equipment. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Ryoden Semiconductor System Engineering Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, March 4, 2003: US06529792 (3 worldwide citation)

A process selection system and method enable the automatic control of the specification to equipment most suitable for each lot. Processing using this specific equipment can be performed by further selecting the most suitable equipment from equipment used for the product type. Since a plurality of e ...


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Jun Nakai, Katsuya Ota: Static eliminating device and image forming apparatus. KYOCERA Document Solutions, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 9, 2015: US09052681 (1 worldwide citation)

A static eliminating device includes: a housing; a substrate mounted to the housing; a light-emitting part mounted on a mounting surface of the substrate; a partition member connected to the housing to cover the substrate and the light-emitting part and face a portion of the housing to which the sub ...


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Shinji Yamane, Takeshi Watanabe, Akira Matayoshi, Katsuya Ota: Color image forming method and apparatus with image flaw reducing speed control of toner image carrier peripheral velocity. Kyocera Mita Corporation, Crowell & Moring, October 17, 2006: US07123869 (1 worldwide citation)

Image transfer method and apparatus in which scratches due to entrainment of particles on an image carrier for a toner image having maximum spectroreflectivity at a wavelength of 550 nm do not produce perceptible flaws in resulting images transferred to a recording medium, since images formed with t ...


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Katsuya Ota: Image processing apparatus, projector, image processing method, and method for controlling image processing apparatus. Seiko Epson Corporation, ALG Intellectual Property, February 18, 2014: US08654257

An image processing apparatus includes an image signal input unit that receives an input of an image signal representing an image to be displayed, a noise reduction unit that performs noise reduction for reducing the noise contained in the image signal, and an image quality adjustment unit that perf ...


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Katsuya Ota: Image display apparatus and method for controlling image display apparatus. SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, Oliff, May 3, 2016: US09330590

In an image display apparatus, a processor loads background image data into a frame memory via a data bus in a unit of a predetermined number of bits. When the color information for each pixel is divided into n parts to form divided data in a unit of the predetermined number of bits, the number of s ...


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Kiyotaka Kobayashi, Takahiko Murata, Ai Takagami, Yoshimi Shimizu, Mitsuhiro Goda, Susumu Hanano, Hirofumi Tsuji, Chisato Hatakeyama, Katsuya Ota: Cleaning apparatus and image forming apparatus. Kyocera Document Solutions, Ostrolenk Faber, September 24, 2013: US08543049

A cleaning apparatus is provided with a cleaning roller that is positioned so as to be in contact with a photosensitive drum, and with a toner layer thickness regulating member that regulates the thickness of a toner layer adhering to the surface of this cleaning roller. The toner layer thickness re ...


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Katsuya Ota: Image processing apparatus, image display apparatus, and image processing method. Seiko Epson Corporation, Oliff, April 29, 2014: US08711165

An image processing apparatus includes: an image quality improvement processing unit which is supplied with an image signal corresponding to an original image from an image supply device, executes image quality improvement processing to first image data based on the image signal and thus generates s ...


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Katsuya Ota, Jun Nakai: Cleaning device and image forming apparatus. KYOCERA Document Solutions, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 23, 2015: US09063508

A drum cleaning device includes a toner supply roller, a toner layer restricting member, and a toner receiving member. The toner layer restricting member includes an inclined portion formed in a lateral region outside of an image forming region to incline gradually away from a surface of a cleaning ...