Ricoh Company, Ltd Patent Portfolio Statistics

Ricoh Company, Ltd.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Ricoh Company, Ltd. look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 19,670 1,930,130
Granted Patents: 15,714 1,236,258
Grant Index 84.9% 79.5%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 2,794 (15.1%) 318,881 (20.5%)
In-Process Applications: 1,107 374,991
Average Grant Time: 2.78 Years 2.7 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.61 1.53

Which Technology Area Ricoh Company, Ltd. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2852 Printing/Measuring and Testing 3,156
2853 Printing/Measuring and Testing 1,588
2625 Selective Visual Display Systems 877
1721 Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions 477
2675 Facsimile; Printer; Color; Halftone; Scanner 437

How many patents are Ricoh Company, Ltd. filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 1447
2021 528* 1394
2020 848 1187
2019 921 921
2018 698
2017 927
2016 1,226
2015 1,079
2014 1,076
2013 1,052

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Ricoh Company, Ltd. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220187753A1
Application number: 17/545,463

An image forming apparatus includes a transfer belt, a forming unit, a detection unit, a correction unit, a drive system, a determination unit, and a notification unit. The forming unit forms an image-misregistration detection pattern of a plurality of colors on the belt. The correction unit corrects an image misregistration of an image of each color based on a detection result of the pattern. The determination unit detects a difference amount between a pattern interval of the pattern on the belt and a pattern interval serving as a reference value for each color and determines that an abnormality has occurred in a driving state of the drive system, in response to the difference amount equal to or greater than a threshold value. The notification unit notifies occurrence of the misregistration when the determination unit determines that the driving state is abnormal, based on the difference amount of any one color.

Publication date: 2022-06-16
Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Inventors: Katsuhiko Maeda

Publication number: US20220180267A1
Application number: 17/457,965

An information processing apparatus includes circuitry; and a memory storing computer-executable instructions that cause the circuitry to execute transmitting, to a terminal operated by a worker, completion report information used for reporting completion of work that is requested, in association with work request information relating to a request for the work; and updating a value of a progress status of the work identified by the completion report information, in request management data by which the progress status is managed, to a value indicating completion of the work, in response to receiving the completion report information from the terminal.

Publication date: 2022-06-09
Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Inventors: Nakagawa Shimpei

Publication number: US20220180138A1
Application number: 17/543,742

An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that displays, on a display, form management information including form information indicating content of a form and management information for managing the form information, the form information having been acquired based on an embedment code included in form image data of the form, and in response to an instruction to output the form management information, outputs the form management information to an extraneous source.

Publication date: 2022-06-09
Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Inventors: Aruga Ryoh

How are Ricoh Company, Ltd.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/545,463 Image Forming Apparatus And Image Forming Method 2852 Therrien, Carla J
17/457,965 Information Processing Apparatus, Request Management Method, And Recording Medium OPAP Central, Docket
17/543,742 Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing System, And Information Processing Method OPAP Central, Docket
17/457,690 Ink And Image Forming Method OPAP Central, Docket
17/457,693 Carrier For Forming Electrophotographic Image, Developer For Forming Electrophotographic Image, Electrophotographic Image Forming Method, Electrophotographic Image Forming Apparatus, And Process Cartridge OPAP Central, Docket