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Hitoshi Kato - Related organizations: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha patents

Sheet processing apparatus that performs saddle stitch bookbinding, control method thereof, and image forming apparatus having the sheet processing apparatus

02/04/16 - 20160031671 - A sheet processing apparatus that can suppress a reduction in a quality of a finish of a fold part of a stack of center-folded sheets without losing an ease of center-folding. The sheet processing apparatus comprises a creasing unit for forming a folding stripe on a sheet so as to
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet processing apparatus having post-processing section, and image forming apparatus having the sheet processing apparatus

01/14/16 - 20160009518 - A sheet processing apparatus which is capable of reducing the frequency of switching a convey route. The sheet processing apparatus is provided with a switching unit that switches between a first position at which conveyed sheet is led to a first convey path, and a second position at which conveyed
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Hitoshi Kato, Yasuo Fukatsu, Taishi Tomii

Sheet post-processing apparatus with function of punching sheet

02/27/14 - 20140053699 - A sheet post-processing apparatus which is capable of shortening time wasted until actual start of punching and enhancing productivity. A drive unit causes a moving member which has a cam and reciprocates. A punching member is driven by a movement of the cam of the moving member and punches a
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Sheet processing apparatus that corrects lateral deviation of a sheet

11/14/13 - 20130300055 - A sheet processing apparatus which enables a sheet to be stopped at a target position with precision even when the sheet is stopped by moving a heavy unit such as a shift unit. A drive unit moves a moving unit so as to move a sheet, which is being conveyed,
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Hitoshi Kato

Sheet processing apparatus, method for detecting lateral position deviation amount of sheet, and image forming system

10/31/13 - 20130287463 - A sheet processing apparatus capable of detecting a lateral position deviation amount of a sheet with high precision and at a high speed. A sheet sensing unit includes two or more sensors, each of which sensing a side edge of the sheet, disposed in a widthwise direction of the sheet.
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa

Image forming apparatus, postprocessing apparatus, option apparatus, image forming system, and controller

08/29/13 - 20130222850 - An image forming system including an image forming apparatus, which is configured to form an image on a sheet according to an input print job, and a plurality of postprocessing apparatuses, which is configured to execute postprocessing on a sheet discharged from the image forming apparatus, includes a supply unit
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Yasuo Fukatsu, Naoki Ishikawa, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet post-processing apparatus that carries out stapling process on sheet bundle and control method therefor

08/01/13 - 20130193629 - A sheet post-processing apparatus which is capable of preventing a stapling position and a folding position from being out of alignment when a stapling process is carried out. A sheet bundle, which is stacked in a housing guide, is stapled by a stapler using a staple at the stapling position.
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato

Sheet processing apparatus having stapling function

07/11/13 - 20130175752 - A sheet processing apparatus capable of shortening a time period required to determine whether or not a sheet bundle has been normally stapled, while suppressing an increase of apparatus size and an increase of apparatus manufacturing cost, and capable of stacking sheet bundles on a sheet discharge tray such that
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Hitoshi Kato

Sheet processing apparatus

06/27/13 - 20130164100 - A sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet stacking unit, a binding unit, a folding unit, a conveyance unit, a press unit, a grasping unit, and a control unit. The binding unit performs binding processing on a sheet bundle stacked in the sheet stacking unit. The conveyance unit conveys a sheet
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet post-processing apparatus that performs post-processing on sheet bundle, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

05/30/13 - 20130134645 - A sheet post-processing apparatus capable of stably stopping a clamping member at a predetermined target position (holding position), of performing post-processing regardless of thickness of a sheet bundle. A holding member is used for holding a sheet bundle. A moving unit moves the holding member between a predetermined reference position
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa

Sheet processing apparatus that detects displacement in sheet width direction and skew of sheet, image forming apparatus, and control method

02/14/13 - 20130036886 - A sheet processing apparatus capable of high-speed and accurate detection of a lateral displacement and a skew of a sheet. A motor laterally shifts the sensors during sheet conveyance by a conveying motor, to determine first and second positions of the sheet lateral edge detected respectively by first and second
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Taishi Tomii

Sheet stacking apparatus

02/07/13 - 20130032991 - A sheet stacking apparatus includes an alignment unit configured to align a sheet stacked on a stacking tray in a width direction which is orthogonal to a direction in which the sheet is discharged. The alignment unit includes first and second alignment members configured to move in the width direction.
Inventors: Yutaka Ando, Shunsuke Nishimura, Takashi Yokoya, Hitoshi Kato

Sheet processing apparatus

11/15/12 - 20120286469 - A sheet processing apparatus that is capable of aligning sheets in a sheet longitudinal direction with high accuracy when bundling the sheets. A conveyance unit conveys a sheet. A stacking unit stacks a plurality of sheets that are conveyed by the conveyance unit. A grasping member performs a grasping operation
Inventors: Tomoharu Sato, Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet processing apparatus that carries out post-processing on fold of sheet bundle

10/18/12 - 20120261873 - A sheet processing apparatus which is capable of enhancing productivity in flattening a fold top of a sheet bundle. The sheet processing apparatus has a conveying unit that conveys a folded sheet bundle to a processing position, and a holding unit that holds the sheet bundle conveyed by the conveying
Inventors: Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet processing apparatus that flattens folded spine of sheet bundle and image forming apparatus including the sheet processing apparatus

10/04/12 - 20120252649 - A sheet processing apparatus which is capable of stabilizing a stop position of the sheet bundle, to thereby enable creation of a high finish quality product, and is compact in size and can be manufactured at low costs. Conveyance belts convey the sheet bundle to a flattening position. A pressing
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet processing apparatus

09/27/12 - 20120243962 - A folding line is pressed using both a first and second pressing members of press roller pairs. Further, positions of the first and second pressing members are shifted from each other. When the number of the sheets included in a booklet is a predetermined number or less, the folding line
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus

07/05/12 - 20120169003 - A sheet processing apparatus includes a folding roller pair, a sheet pushing member, a detection unit, and a control unit. The folding roller pair folds a sheet or a sheet bundle by a nip portion and conveys a folded sheet or a folded sheet bundle. The sheet pushing member performs
Inventors: Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet processing apparatus with improved productivity, image forming system and image forming apparatus

06/21/12 - 20120152077 - A sheet processing apparatus which is capable of improving the productivity of sheet processing as much as possible. An image forming apparatus forms an image on a sheet. A finisher is connected downstream of the image forming apparatus and performs post processing on the sheet. The finisher moves at least
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet bundle treatment apparatus configured to perform processes on crease of folded sheet bundle

06/07/12 - 20120142510 - A sheet bundle treatment apparatus may include a folding device, a conveying unit, a flattening device, and a control unit. The folding device performs a folding process on a sheet bundle to produce a folded sheet bundle. The conveying unit conveys the folded sheet bundle. The flattening device performs a
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Tomoharu Sato

Image forming apparatus, postprocessing apparatus, option apparatus, image forming system, and controller

02/23/12 - 20120044530 - An image forming system including an image forming apparatus, which is configured to form an image on a sheet according to an input print job, and a plurality of postprocessing apparatuses, which is configured to execute postprocessing on a sheet discharged from the image forming apparatus, includes a supply unit
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Yasuo Fukatsu, Naoki Ishikawa, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus

02/02/12 - 20120028778 - A finisher deforms a fold end portion of a sheet bundle with a lower pressing plate and an upper pressing plate. A pressing unit holds a sheet bundle so that the fold end portion is positioned between the lower pressing plate and the upper pressing plate. A third pressing roller
Inventors: Tomoharu Sato, Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa

Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus

02/02/12 - 20120025438 - A sheet processing apparatus includes a conveying portion which can move a sheet in a sheet conveying direction and in a sheet width direction, a moving portion which moves the conveying portion in the sheet width direction, a punching portion which punches a hole in the sheet, and a pressing
Inventors: Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa

Sheet processing apparatus

11/17/11 - 20110281708 - A sheet processing apparatus includes a pushing member, a drive device, a first conveyance unit, a second conveyance unit provided on a downstream side of the first conveyance unit, a first detection unit, a second detection unit, and a control unit. The drive device moves the pushing member to push
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet processing apparatus

11/17/11 - 20110280689 - A sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet stacking unit, a binding unit, a folding unit, a conveyance unit, a press unit, a grasping unit, and a control unit. The binding unit performs binding processing on a sheet bundle stacked in the sheet stacking unit. The folding unit folds the sheet
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus

09/15/11 - 20110221115 - A sheet processing apparatus includes a folding roller pair, a sheet pushing member, and a detection unit. The folding roller pair folds a sheet or a sheet bundle by a nip portion. The sheet pushing member results in a tip pushing a portion between two ends of the sheet or
Inventors: Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Tomoharu Sato

Sheet punching apparatus and control method thereof

05/12/11 - 20110107886 - A sheet punching apparatus capable of improving the accuracy of movement distance of a movable member and maintaining the durability of a drive unit of the apparatus. A sheet post-processing apparatus controller computes a time period corresponding to an amount of overrun of a slider at the time of stopping
Inventors: Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa

Sheet processing apparatus having punching unit

05/05/11 - 20110100187 - A sheet processing apparatus that allows to accelerate a punching process while executing a sheet ejection offset certainly. A conveying unit conveys a sheet. A first moving unit moves the sheet conveyed by the conveying unit in a width direction that crosses a conveying direction of the sheet. A punching
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet processing system, apparatus capable of reducing amount of positional error of conveyed sheet, and method of controlling sheet processing system

04/28/11 - 20110095472 - A sheet processing system capable of performing lateral shift correction of a sheet in an upstream sheet processing apparatus based on an amount of lateral shift to be caused by conveying thereof into a downstream sheet processing apparatus. A side edge sensor of a stacker detects a lateral shift amount
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Hitoshi Kato, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet processing apparatus with improved productivity, image forming system and image forming apparatus

04/21/11 - 20110089623 - A sheet processing apparatus which is capable of improving the productivity of sheet processing as much as possible. An image forming apparatus forms an image on a sheet. A finisher is connected downstream of the image forming apparatus and performs post processing on the sheet. The finisher moves at least
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet conveyance apparatus and image forming apparatus

12/30/10 - 20100327516 - In a sheet processing apparatus that is required for high productivity, it is needed to execute skew correction of a sheet in a short time. Thus, when the sheet is struck against a roller or a skew correction member at a high speed to execute skew correction, it may cause
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Hitoshi Kato, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet processing apparatus

04/01/10 - 20100078868 - A sheet processing apparatus capable of reliably superposing a sheet to be buffered and a following sheet in a manner displaced by an allowable displacement amount, thereby making it possible to suppress generation of misalignment. A sheet discharged from an image forming apparatus is temporarily held back, and a following
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Tsuyoshi Moriyama, Yasuo Fukatsu, Naoki Ishikawa

Punching apparatus

04/01/10 - 20100077893 - A punching apparatus comprises a punch for punching holes in a sheet, a cam member for reciprocally moving the punch in a punching direction, a motor for moving the cam member, a pulse generator for generating pulses that are synchronized with the driving of the motor, and a control unit
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and image forming apparatus

03/25/10 - 20100072693 - A sheet processing apparatus which is cable of moving a sheet without applying extra load to the movement of the sheet in the case of laterally moving the sheet for sorting after completion of punching of holes in the sheet. A sheet is conveyed toward an abutment member. The sheet
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Hitoshi Kato

Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus

12/31/09 - 20090322012 - A sheet conveying apparatus includes a first conveyance unit to convey a sheet, a second conveyance unit to convey the sheet received from the first conveyance unit, a sheet detection unit to detect an edge position of the sheet in a lateral direction intersecting a sheet conveyance direction of the
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Hitoshi Kato, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus

12/03/09 - 20090295076 - A sheet conveying device which has a reduced size and is capable of detecting the amount of lateral sheet registration deviation and correcting the deviation at high speed. The sheet conveying device includes shift roller pairs for conveying sheets, and a shift unit for shifting a conveyed sheet in a
Inventors: Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu

Sheet processing apparatus and image forming system

10/01/09 - 20090243180 - An image forming system which is capable of preventing paper jam from occurring in a sheet processing apparatus to thereby maintain the stability of the system. An alignment plates of an alignment unit movable in a lateral direction each sheet are brought into abutment with opposite side edges of sheets
Inventors: Tsuyoshi Moriyama, Hitoshi Kato, Yasuo Fukatsu, Naoki Ishikawa

Sheet stacking apparatus, sheet processing apparatus, and image forming apparatus

09/10/09 - 20090224468 - A first tray has notches allowing second-tray arms to pass therethrough, and arm-receiving recesses in which respective first-tray arms are received. With such a plurality of sheet stacking trays that are movable vertically, a large stack of sheets can be removed efficiently, whereby a highly productive system is provided.
Inventors: Yasuo Fukatsu, Hitoshi Kato, Naoki Ishikawa

Sheet conveyance apparatus

07/02/09 - 20090166960 - A sheet conveyance apparatus capable of detecting a sheet end portion in a short time period even if sheets are conveyed at a narrow interval and at high speed, thus making it possible to expedite the start timing of a subsequent sheet alignment operation. In accordance with results of detection
Inventors: Naoki Ishikawa, Yasuo Fukatsu, Tsuyoshi Moriyama, Hitoshi Kato


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