Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama, Japan

The Ricoh Company, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company. It was founded by the RIKEN zaibatsu on 6 February 1936 as Riken Sensitized Paper . Ricoh's headquarters are located in Ricoh Building in Chūō, Tokyo.Ricoh produces electronic products, primarily cameras and office equipment such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines, offers Software as a Service document management solutions such as DocumentMall, document solutions such as GlobalScan, Print&Share and also offers Projectors. In the late 1990s through early 2000s, the company grew to become the largest copier manufacturer in the world. During this time, Ricoh acquired Savin, Gestetner, Lanier, Rex-Rotary, Monroe, Nashuatec, IKON and most recently IBM Printing Systems Division / Infoprint Solutions Company. Although the Monroe brand was discontinued, products continue to be marketed worldwide under the remaining brand names. In 2006, Ricoh acquired the European operations of Danka for $210 million. These operations continue as a stand alone business unit, under the Infotec brand. Wikipedia.


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A toner, including: a binder resin; and calcium carbonate, wherein the toner has a molecular weight distribution having a main peak in a range of 1,000 to 10,000, and a half value width of the main peak is 8,000 to 30,000, where the molecular weight distribution is obtained by GPC (gel permeation chromatography) of THF soluble matter of the toner, and wherein the toner contains the calcium carbonate in an amount of 5% by mass to 35% by mass.


Patent
Ricoh Co. | Date: 2016-01-29

A system and method that calculates a yaw error in an image and provides a user interface to a user for correcting the yaw error. The method includes receiving an image, performing line detection in the image, computing a line parameterization for lines in the image, computing a yaw angle for the image and providing the yaw data calculated in the image.


Patent
Ricoh Co. | Date: 2016-01-29

A system and method that calculates a yaw error in an image and provides a user interface to a user for correcting the yaw error. The method includes receiving an image, performing line detection in the image, computing a line parameterization for lines in the image, computing a yaw angle for the image and providing the yaw data calculated in the image.


Patent
SCREEN Holdings Co. and Ricoh Co. | Date: 2016-03-16

In printing apparatus, an edge sensor detects a serpentine amount caused by transportation of a web. A predicted waveform data generating unit generates predicted waveform data on the serpentine amount to be produced in the following web in accordance with actually measured waveform data on the detected serpentine amount. A correcting unit corrects a printing position of an image in accordance with a shift amount, and applies a corrected printing position to a printing head. Here, the shift amount is determined with the shift amount determining unit in accordance with the predicted waveform data. Accordingly, the shift amount is determinable in accordance with the actually measured waveform data on the serpentine amount detected with the edge sensor more accurately than that through a method in which a shift amount is directly determined. This allows suppressed misregister.


Patent
Ricoh Co. | Date: 2016-11-23

An image forming apparatus (1) includes an image bearer (12), a first driver (61) to rotate the image bearer (12), a developing device (13) including a developing roller (13a), a second driver (62) to rotate the developing roller (13a), and a controller (60) to control the first driver (61) and the second driver (62) and set a linear speed ratio (X) of the developing roller (13a) relative to the image bearer (12). The controller (60) executes first driving in which the developing roller (13a) rotates with rotation of the image bearer (12) stopped in an idle time and executes second driving for a predetermined period (D2) subsequent to the first driving. The linear speed ratio (X) is set to a first ratio (X1) smaller than 1 in the second driving and to a second ratio (X2) equal to or greater than 1 in image formation.


The disclosure includes a system and method for distinguishing between stock keeping units of similar appearance that vary in size. An image recognition application receives an image depicting a plurality of items, the image including a reference marker with a known physical dimension. The image recognition application performs image recognition to identify an item in the image and a region of interest for the identified image. The image recognition application further determines a pixel-to-physical dimension ratio using the dimension of a region of interest of the reference marker and the known physical dimension of the reference marker. Finally, the image recognition application determines a stock keeping unit identifier of the identified item in the image based on the pixel-to-physical dimension ratio and a dimension of the region of interest of the identified item.


Patent
Ricoh Co. | Date: 2016-06-30

A system and method for determining an object or product represented in an image is disclosed. The system receives a first image, determines a region of interest in the first image, determines a classification score for the region of interest using a convolutional neural network that assigns the region of interest the classification score corresponding to a class, and identifies a first product in the first image based on the classification score.


Patent
Ricoh Co. and University of Washington | Date: 2016-01-08

The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles of polymer materials using 3D printing. A syringe or an inkjet print head prints a solution of prepolymer onto a build plate. The printed prepolymer is exposed to a stimulus whereby the prepolymer is converted to the polymer. After a predetermined time, sequential layers are printed to provide the three-dimensional article. The three-dimensional article can be cured to produce the 3D article made from the final polymer.


Patent
Ricoh Co. and University of Washington | Date: 2016-01-08

The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using 3D printing. A layer of prepolymer is deposited on a build plate to form a powder bed. The deposited powder bed is heated to about 50 C. to about 170 C. Then, a solution of activating agent is printed on the powder bed in a predetermined pattern, and a stimulus is applied converting the prepolymer to the final polymer. After a predetermined period of time, sequential layers are printed to provide the three-dimensional article. The three-dimensional object can be cured to produce the three-dimensional article composed of the final polymers.


A cooling apparatus including an air blow part including an air outtake port; and a heat dissipater including a plurality of heat dissipating fins, wherein an end side of an upper surface of the heat dissipater is linearly aligned, wherein the plurality of heat dissipating fins includes a first heat dissipating area and a second heat dissipating area, wherein a surface area of the heat dissipating fins arranged in the first heat dissipating area is smaller than a surface area of the heat dissipating fins arranged in the second heat dissipating area, wherein the heat dissipating fins are arranged at a position facing the air outtake port of the air blow part.

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