Ricoh had five patents in advanced materials during Q1 2024. The patents filed by Ricoh Co Ltd in Q1 2024 relate to a liquid discharge head with a unique structure including protective layers and water-resistant films, as well as a drive circuit connected to a piezoelectric actuator for liquid discharge. Another patent involves a vibration detector with a vibration member, fixed end beam member, fixed member, and strain detection member to detect strain in the vibration member. GlobalData’s report on Ricoh gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Ricoh grant share with advanced materials as a theme is 20% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Liquid discharge head, liquid discharge device, and liquid discharge apparatus (Patent ID: US20240066865A1)

The patent filed by Ricoh Co Ltd. describes a liquid discharge head with a unique structure that includes a vibration layer, piezoelectric actuator, circuit connection, protective layers, and water-resistant films. The liquid discharge head also features a liquid chamber substrate with a drive circuit connected to the piezoelectric actuator. The design ensures efficient and precise liquid discharge from the nozzle towards the desired direction. Additionally, the integration of protective layers and water-resistant films enhances the durability and longevity of the liquid discharge head.

Furthermore, the patent includes claims for a liquid discharge head, liquid discharge device, and liquid discharge apparatus. The claims detail the specific components and configurations of the liquid discharge head, such as the nozzle layer, liquid chamber substrate, drive circuit, and protective layers. The integration of the liquid discharge head with other components like a head tank, carriage, supplier, maintainer, or main-scanning mover as a single unit in the liquid discharge device and apparatus enhances the overall functionality and efficiency of the system. Overall, the patent showcases an innovative liquid discharge head design with potential applications in various liquid discharge devices and apparatus for improved performance and reliability.

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